Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Usman Buzdar has, on Wednesday announced to implement strict restrictions the COVID-19 affected districts, across the province.
Talking in a meeting over the Coronavirus situation, the Punjab Chief Minister said that the rate of positive cases in 22 cities of the province has increased above eight percent. He announced further restrictions in the districts having more than eight percent ratio of positive cases.
The Chief Minister said that the government will ensure oxygen supply in hospitals for the coronavirus patients. “A special committee has been constituted for monitoring the situation,” he said.
“We have decided to take action against the hike in the price of the oxygen cylinders”.
The meeting decided to enforce the standard operating procedures (SOPs) strictly.
The healthcare department was directed to look into the fees of the private hospitals in the province.
” As many as 20,600 tests were conducted in the province in 24 hours and 127 deaths were reported,” the chief minister said.
The Chief Minister said that Punjab has vaccinated over one million people so far; whereas, more vaccination centres are being set up in the province. Moreover, 1.5 billion rupees for procurement has been allocated for the procurement against COVID-19 in the province.