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March 27, 2020

CM Mahmood Khan asks authorities to expedite equipment procurement

Peshawar

March 27, 2020

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the Health Department to expedite the process of purchase of medical and personnel protective equipment, as well as it supplies to all the hospitals across the province.He was chairing a meeting of the high ups of Health Department to review the progress made so far on the procurement and supply of essential medical equipment and PPEs at Chief Minister Secretariat on Thursday, says a handout. The chief minister said that the protection of the frontline health workers was the top priority of the government, and the government cannot afford any delay in this regard. He added that all the available resources would be utilised to protect the health workers including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and others. The meeting was informed that overall 180,000 face masks, 20,000 N-95 masks, 6,850 surgical gowns, 4,325 goggles, 6,116 hand sanitizers, 3,310 hand wash, 8,800 dungarees and 217,000 latex gloves have been provided to all the districts so far, besides other equipment.