Web Desk:

The Balochistan government has decided to grant Shuhada (martyrdom) status to the doctors, health professionals, and other government employees who lost their lives during the battle against the novel coronavirus in the province. This decision was made during a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on Friday.

Heirs of those who lost their lives while battling the deadly virus would be given the Shuhada package, an official handout referring to the decision of the meeting said. Balochistan Agriculture Minister, Zamarak Khan  Achakzai, Home Minister, Mir Ziaullah Langove, Additional Chief Secretary Hafiz Abdul Basit, and other high ups attended the meeting.

The meeting also announced a number of incentives for the doctors, paramedics, nurses and all staff members serving at Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital and Sheikh Zayed Hospital Quetta.

The meeting was apprised that there was no ban on the practice of doctors in private hospitals and registered clinics. However, private hospitals and clinics must adopt the prescribed standard operating procedure during their operations.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About the Author

Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.