PPP asks for MPC to devise anti-virus strategy
Islamabad: The Pakistan People ’s Party (PPP) urged the government on Friday to convene a multi-party conference (MPC) to reach a consensus on the fight against coronavirus.
PPP Senator Rehman Malik said in an interview with reporters that all provincial senior ministers should also be invited to the meeting.
He expressed concern about the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in the country. He pointed out that smart blocks can only play a role if they are strictly implemented under the constraints of laws. He suggested a curfew to curb the virus.
Senator Malik expressed concern that the prevalence of coronavirus will continue to increase globally in the next few days. He referred to the statement of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), who had expressed concern that the number of coronavirus patients would exceed the 200,000 mark in the next two months. He said that according to the World Health Organization formula, if the patient is infected, it may affect the surrounding 28 people. If the current 70,000 patients are not properly isolated, the number of infections may reach 2 million by the end of June.
He appreciated the efforts of the National Command and Control Center (NCOC) in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. However, he expressed dissatisfaction with the POE published by WHO and NCOC regarding social alienation in offices and public places.
The head of the Senate ’s Internal Affairs Standing Committee, Malik, said that most of the group ’s 37 recommendations have been implemented by the Ministry of the Interior and other interested parties, while the remaining recommendations are still in progress.
He suggested that a special team be created for patients in rural areas and asked to arrange their treatment in their area. He said that the rural population is rapidly infected with coronavirus, and many reports indicate that suspicious patients are not monitored.
He suggested working with Nadra and the statistics department to set up a special data management team to maintain the data of coronavirus patients for proper management and future medical research.
He said that the Ministry of Education should establish a special online education system that is inexpensive. He added that the IT department must develop a free application, and the online system must be from elementary to post-graduation.