We are ready to tackle any coronavirus emergency situation, says Zafar Mirza
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said a comprehensive planning had been made to cope with coronavirus.
Chairing a meeting of Coronavirus Emergency Core Group in Islamabad on Thursday, he said he was personally monitoring the screening system at airports.
He said all possible steps were being ensured to deal with Coronavirus and his team was ready to tackle any emergency situation in this regard.
Zafar Mirza said an emergency operation cell established at the health ministry was overviewing the situation with regard to coronavirus. He said separate wards had been arranged at hospitals regarding possible cases of coronavirus.
“The federal government has taken effective measures in collaboration with the provinces to handle coronavirus,” he said adding that no case of coronavirus had yet been reported in Pakistan.
On Feb 5, Three suspected cases of coronavirus were cleared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to details, the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad cleared samples of all three patients infected with the virus.
Suspected cases appeared in Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) Peshawar, DHQ Bajaur and Bacha Khan Medical Complex Swabi, sources told.