Centre, provinces working jointly to contain coronavirus: Zafar


Islamabad: March 04, 2020 (TNS): Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has said the federal and provincial governments are working in cohesion to contain the coronavirus.

Talking to the media persons in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, he said the situation is not that serious to close down the educational institutions in the federal capital.

He said it is because of our efforts that the virus has not spread in Pakistan the way it hit some other countries. He said the people should take necessary precautionary measures to stay safe.

The Special Assistant said we are in constant touch with our students in China and they are being fully taken care of with the help of China.

Responding to a question, Dr Zafar Mirza said a national program has been prepared to tackle dengue this year through a standardized approach.

Earlier addressing a conference, the special assistant on National Health Services said the government’s health reforms agenda is aimed at achieving the universal health coverage.

He said the primary healthcare services are being strengthened to realize this vision.

The Special Assistant said that a program titled Yaran-e-Waton is also being launched to enable Pakistani doctors serving abroad to make their contributions in bringing improvement in the country’s healthcare system.