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Working On Coronavirus Irrespective Of Political Affiliation: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD:Planning Minister Asad Umar has underlined the need of united national response to meet the challenge of Coronavirus pandemic.

He was briefing the media along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar in Islamabad on Tuesday evening.

The Planning Minister said the first meeting of National Command Center was held in Islamabad today to discuss national response against Coronavirus pandemic.

He said 50 billion rupees are being allocated for Utility Stores Cooperation to ensure provision of all food items to general public across the country.

Talking about post Corona situation, Asad Umar said the government decided to enhance number of Corona Testing Laboratories to 32 across Pakistan, which will have capacity of conducting nine hundred thousand tests till 15th of next month.

He said the government will provide Corona testing kits to various hospitals engaged in treating Corona-hit patients.

Asad Umar also ensured provision of personal protective equipment to all medical staff working in various hospitals.

He urged opposition to set aside their personal differences and demonstrate unity in common fight against the pandemic.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar said 280 billion rupees have been allocated to purchase wheat under Prime Minister Stimulus Package.

The Minister dispelled the impression that the country is facing flour crisis and warned that those involved in hoarding will be dealt with iron hands.

In his concluding remarks, Dr Zafar Mirza warned that the government will take strict action against those involved in misbehaving and maltreating Coronavirus patients.