Our health care system can cope with the pandemic: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said our health system can cope with the pandemic, he was addressing in the national assembly, here on Thursday.

According to the Radio Pakistan, The Premiere once again emphasized the need to create awareness among masses to strictly follow standard operating procedure to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

He said our health system can cope with the challenge of pandemic if people strictly follow the preventive measures and burden on hospitals will increase if SOPs are not adhered in letter and spirit.

The Prime Minister said that it is an obligation on us to protect our elderly and sick people, patients of heart and blood pressure and chronic diseases.

Imran Khan said that Tiger Force has been deployed to convince people to observe SOPs to prevent contagion.

The Prime Minister dispelled the impression that there was any confusion on part of the government in taking measures to cope with the challenge of coronavirus.

He said we enforced lockdown as soon as we detect just twenty cases in Pakistan but it has been my consistent fear that corona is a phenomenon that nobody can predict anything about it.

He said in view of the high-density population in Pakistan we cannot enforce complete lockdown for a longer period of time as we have to protect our people both from coronavirus and hunger.