Package to provide relief to frontline health workers
The federal government has formulated a seven-part package to assist the frontline health workers in the country’s war against coronavirus.
After consultation with all stakeholders including medical associations, government has prepared a package for health workers and doctors, who have been on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.
The package was disclosed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza in a media briefing on Friday.
Paying rich tribute to doctors and medical professionals, Dr. Zafat said that, “No package can match up to the sacrifices they (doctors) and their families are making, but I will present the points of this package [which is being given as] a gesture.”
The package is divided into seven parts:
- Financial incentives
- Security of frontline health workers and doctors
- Training of medical professionals
- Support mechanism
- Healthcare of doctors and their families
- Incentives to be provided to private health sector
- Commemoration of doctors
Dr. Mirza explained that the doctors and health workers who have lost their lives during their fight against the novel coronavirus will be commemorated on every day of national importance, along with other martyrs of the country.
He further said that medical professionals will be tested and provided healthcare and medicines on a priority basis. If a family member of a frontline health worker falls ill, the government will bear the cost of their treatment.