Balochistan Govt suspends bio-metric attendance of employees to halt spread of CoronaVirus

CM Balochistan chairs high level meeting to review arrangements regarding the virus

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By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to suspend the biometric attendance of government employees to halt the spread of corona virus in the province. This decision was made at a high level meeting that thoroughly reviewed arrangements regarding corona virus. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan chaired the meeting. Chief Secretary Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar, Inspector General Police Mohsin Ahsan Butt and other high ups attended the meeting.

The meeting also  decided to launch a comprehensive masses awareness campaign regarding corona virus. Private, public institutions, hotels, hospitals, educational institutions and business centers would be asked to ensure regular spray to avoid the spread of virus. The meeting decided to expedite screening process at Quetta, Gwadar and Turbat airports and health officials would be deployed at these airports.

The meeting also reviewed the mechanism to send the Zairaeen to their concerned provinces.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on the occasion said that Prime Minister would be approached regarding PCR test kits and sending of Zaireen to their home provinces. He also directed the concerned quarters to make sure provision of required funds to departments dealing with corona virus.

Earlier, the meeting was briefed about establishment of isolation wards at Sheikh Zayed hospital, Fatima Jinnah Chest TB hospital and establishment of quarantine center at Hazar Ganji. The meeting also reviewed arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan and the screening of Ziareen there.

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