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March 27, 2020

Media should launch drive to sensitise public on adopting precautionary measures: minister

National

March 27, 2020

FAISALABAD: Provincial Minister for Public Prosecution Ch Zaheeruddin has said that the media should launch a campaign to sensitize the public for adopting precautionary measures to prevent coronavirus. He said this while talking to newsmen in the Commissioner’s Office here. Commissioner Ishrat Ali, RPO Raja Rafat Mukhtar, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali, CPO Sohail Chaudhry and District Health Officer Dr Bilal Ahmed were also present.

The minister said that the efforts of administrative officers and the political team of the Punjab CM were helping to control the coronavirus, adding that the services of doctors were also commendable. He informed that all Chinese were being scanned in Faisalabad while 39 people from Tablighi Jamaat had been traced and they had kept themselves in quarantine. There were two patients of coronavirus in the district, he added. The provincial minister said that funds for doctors’ kits were being released and that the problem would be resolved. He said that action was also taken on the non-implementation of lockdown and violation of Section 144.

CORONA EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE: Under the directions of FDA Director General Muhammad Suhail Khawaja, the FDA dispensary has been declared a corona emergency response centre to provide first aid medical facilities to coronavirus suspected employees of FDA/Wasa and general public as well. Dr Ashraf Zahid is performing duties as incharge of Corona Emergency Response Centre. Necessary medicines have also been provided to the centre.

Meanwhile, Director Estate Management Dr Anam Sajid Malik has been appointed as a focal person for the FDA regarding supervising the anti-coronavirus measures in the FDA, besides keeping close coordination with the district administration and other departments to make the precautionary measures a success. According to the FDA director general, the skeleton staff was performing their duties in the FDA with all safety and precautionary arrangements. He informed that the officials of 50 years and above and female staff had been sent on leave, but would be available at cellphones for necessary official task.

He maintained that the entry of general public had already been banned in FDA offices as precautionary measures against coronavirus as instructed by the government. He added that the officers and staff had been directed to follow the precautionary measures against coronavirus and use of sanitizers should be ensured besides cleaning the surface of offices and equipments with disinfecting materials.

PILLION RIDING: Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali visited various roads and checked pillion riding. He urged owners of cars, vans and rickshaws to avoid overloading. He asked the citizens to comply with the sanctions imposed to save them from coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali also visited the Corona Crisis Management Cell in the DC Office and directed the staff to ensure immediate response to the public complaints.