Rate of rise in coronavirus cases may be gauged in one week: PM Imran

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday has said that coronavirus situation in Pakistan is feared to aggravate however, the rate of rise in the cases may be gauged in one week time.

While addressing the inaugural ceremony of Cantonment General Hospital in Rawalpindi. The premier said that the government has been preparing to combat coronavirus since January.

Demand for medical supplies and safety gear for coronavirus treatment has increased globally, he told.

PM Imran said doctors, nurses and other medical staff are in the frontline of battle against coronavirus. They will be provided with the necessary protective equipment to ensure their safety and health.

Discussions are being held on daily basis as to how the health workers can be further supported and incentives can be given to them, he stated.

Alluding to the increasing demand of protective equipment and ventilators in the world after the breakout of the pandemic. The PM said Pakistan is fortunate that China is giving us preference in provision of the equipment after controlling the virus in its own land.

He said the standards of our hospitals were better up till 60s and 70s. But then allocations for both the education and the health sectors were brought down.

On the occasion, the premier also visited different sections of the hospital and reviewed medical facilities. While he was also given briefing about the infrastructure of the building.

Upgradation and renovation of the hospital is an important step of incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). In order to provide better healthcare services to the residents of Rawalpindi and adjacent areas.

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