ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed Friday that special isolation wards had been established at hospitals in major cities viewing the emergence of coronavirus in the country.
Leader of the House Shibli Faraz responding at a point order said special desks at all airports had also been set up to detect the patients with coronavirus. He said Ministry of National Health Services had adopted proactive measures to tackle the situation.
Shibli Faraz said awareness campaign in this regard was also underway to educate the people about preventive measures that how to protect them from coronavirus.
He said so far two positive cases of coronavirus had been reported in the country and both were in stable condition.
The House initiated discussion on a clubbed motion.
Initiating the debate, Opposition Leader Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq said world had realized that people of occupied Kashmir were not safe anymore. He also condemned anti-Muslim riots and inaction of local police in Indian capital, Delhi.
He said request of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from Centre to immediately deploy Army in the capital had been turned down which was alarming.
Negating the impression of opposition regarding political victimization, Senator Faisal Javed said all the cases on political leaders were prepared during the time of previous governments.
Commenting on economy, he said international organizations were acknowledging stability of economy of the country.
He said the price hike in the country was because of bad economic decisions by the previous governments.
The House will now meet again on Monday at 3pm.