Pakistan develops application to deal with Coronavirus
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has developed an application ‘Covid-19 Gov Pk’ to effectively deal with coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The application will provide awareness to citizens about all actions to be taken for prevention of coronavirus.
The application currently contains four different functions such as Dashboard for current status of COVID-19, alarms for washing hands, chatbot for awareness of COVID-19 and WHO videos for prevention of coronavirus.
One of the major features of this application “Radius Alert” is under development phase, which will give citizens an opportunity to identify corona patient in certain areas so that they can maintain social distancing.
Zafar advises to avoid use of unapproved medicines
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has made it clear that the World Health Organization had not recommended any medicine for prevention or cure of Coronavirus infection.
In a tweet, he said some local doctors are recommending use of specific medicines for COVID-19 prevention. He suggested to avoid such practice.
He said there was no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.
Meanwhile, the Special Assistant said there was heavy burden on 14 diagnostic laboratories, asking citizens to follow the advisory of Ministry of National Health Services regarding identification of the people who should conduct their PCR test.