The secretary-general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Dr Qaisar Sajjad has said that the government and political parties should start thinking about prevention from novel Covid19 pandemic rather than holding jalsas. He lamented that the government had not made any necessary arrangements for provision of emergency services for the masses.
According to media reports, the medical expert has made these remarks while addressing a news conference in Karachi on Monday. He highlighted that the medical fraternity had warned the government about the virus before it had entered the country, but despite that, no measures were taken in this regard.
The PMA secretary-general further stated that it was due to the government’s lack of preparation that several doctors lost their lives to the virus. Increasing the number of smart lockdowns in the country will not bear fruit, he said.
Dr Qaisar Sajjad has called on the government to make laws according to which citizens who do not wear masks are penalised.
“Trials for a Covid19 vaccine were underway in Pakistan and that it seemed as if a vaccine to treat the virus will be available in the country by the end of 2021,” he added.
During the last 24 hours, 1,974 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths, and 1,760 recoveries from the virus have been reported in Pakistan.
The total number of confirmed cases have reached to 473,309 with 9,929 deaths while 2,263 patients are in critical condition in the country and 423,892 patients have been recovered from the virus.