On Tuesday, Chief Minister K-P Mahmood Khan asked the concerned authorities to make preparations to deal with the second wave of coronavirus that is being expected to surge in the winter season, he called for the preparations to prevent and minimize losses of lives.
The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seemed worried about the second wave of coronavirus that is expected to attack terribly such as in India and the US which are already fighting with the second wave. In his statement, he said that there should be an effective mechanism through close coordination amongst the different departments to ensure that the pandemic did not cause problems.
He chaired a meeting of the health department where the minister said that all departments should be concerned and should join hands to cope with any emergency situation, to safeguard people, and to prevent or minimize losses of lives from the impending onset of the pandemic in the winter season.
The whole meeting reviewed the current and predicated condition of coronavirus in the K-P and analyzed over the preparations of the government to deal with the possible second wave of coronavirus that can prove drastic.
The health department’s high ups were directed by the chief minister to ensure the availability of all the required medical equipment and medicines in all private as well as public hospitals of the province. He directed to enhance the testing capability of coronavirus suspected patients also.
Moreover, he ordered the concerned authorities to make sure the implementation of standard operating procedures in order to avoid the outbreak of the coronavirus, added to improve the preparations according to the current and anticipated condition.
Besides Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir, Finance Secretary Atif Rehman, Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Health Secretary Imtiaz Hussain, Special Secretary of Health Dr. Syed Farooq Jamil, and other relevant officers attended the meeting.