PM Imran vows to provide protective gear to health professionals on priority basis
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the government’s resolve to provide protective gear to health professionals on priority basis in their fight against coronavirus pandemic.
He said this while chairing a high-level review meeting regarding situation after the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
The prime minister said doctors and medical staff were acting as vanguard to stop the spread of this killer disease.
Imran Khan directed that benefits of already announced comprehensive package for the construction sector should reach lower strata of society, especially laborers.
The Prime Minister said funds of Public Sector Development Program should be spent on projects associated with small and medium industries.
The meeting was apprised that 49,500 protective kits have already been dispatched to various provincial hospitals and the delivery of more kits will be completed in next few days.
A group of doctors was arrested on Apr 6 as they staged protest demanding provision of protective gears and other facilities to doctors and paramedical staff in Quetta.
Spokesperson to Balochistan Government Liaquat Shahwani said that the PPE had been provided to the health workers, while the arrests were made on violation of section 144. He said the doctors and paramedics were trying to politicize the contract issue.