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Punjab CM Usman Buzdar announces risk allowance for medics, paramedics

By Our Correspondent
March 26, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has announced a special risk allowance, equal to one salary, for doctors, nurses, medical staff and others engaged in the treatment of coronavirus patients.

The CM said this while talking to the media after chairing a cabinet committee meeting for eradication of coronavirus. The chief minister said total number of coronavirus patients in Punjab is 312 - 176 in DG Khan, 77 in Lahore, three in Multan, 19 in Jhelum, two each in Rawalpindi and Faisalabad, 21 in Gujrat, eight in Gujranwala and one each in Mandibahauddin, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha and Narowal. The total number of quarantine facilities in Punjab is 163 having a total capacity of 20,000 patients, he added.