Prime Minister Imran Khan directed timely finalization of standard operating procedures (SOPs), here on Monday, in consultation with the provincial governments for the upcoming of Eidul Azha as the country expects peak of the coronavirus cases in late July.
According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, Prime Minister chaired a meeting to review the coronavirus situation, he said since the Eidul Azha would be celebrated amid an extraordinary situation of the pandemic, therefore, the required proper measures should in place to avert a rise in infections.
It is pertinent to mention that Eid ul Azha cleanliness operation is always a huge challenge for district administrations in big cities. Karachi is proven the worst example of it in past years.
The meeting also discussed the availability of oxygenated beds at hospitals, demand and supply of oxygen cylinders, implementation of smart lockdown in big cities and the SOPs regarding the Eidul Azha.
The prime minister was given a briefing on the progress on increasing number of beds for COVID-19 patients at hospitals in all the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
– National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal told the meeting that arrangements had been made to ensure availability of 2,150 beds across the country by mid-July.