Adviser to the Prime Minister on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza on Friday said that doctors and health workers who have lost their lives during their fight against the novel coronavirus will be commemorated on every day of national importance, along with other martyrs of the country.
He further said that medical professionals will be tested and provided healthcare and medicines on a priority basis. If a family member of a frontline health worker falls ill, the government will bear the cost of their treatment.
While acknowledging the efforts of frontline workers, Mirza said that the package does not equal the efforts they are making and promised that the government will try its best to provide more facilities to doctors and healthcare staff.
The government has decided to provide tax relief to healthcare workers who are fighting against Covid-19, SAPM Zafar Mirza said.
For medical workers who have passed away from the virus, the government has already announced a Shuhda package.
In order to ensure the security of doctors, the supply of protective equipment, including masks, PPEs etc will be ensured.