Coronavirus: 287 doctors, 69 paramedics tested positive in Balochistan: Liaquat Shahwani
Federal Government stands by Balochistan in this hour of trial: Shahbaz Gill
Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani has revealed that 287 doctors have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the province since the outbreak of the pandemic. Mr. Shahwani was addressing a press conference along with special assistant to Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill here on Saturday.
Mr. Gill arrived Quetta on Friday on the directives of Prime Minister to meet doctors, nurses and paramedics and appreciate their efforts against the deadly virus. Mr. Gill announced that Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital would be expanded and 100 beds would be established to facilitate the patients in the province.
Mr. Shahwani however informed that the coronavirus has taken the lives of 5 doctors so far in the province. He stated that 69 paramedics have also been tested positive for the coronavirus. “Health professionals battling the virus at the cost of their lives”, Mr. Shahwani said.
Mr. Gill stated that the Prime Minister has made decisions keeping in view of problems of the masses during these troubled times. “Center stands by Balochistan in this hour of trial”, the special assistant to Prime Minister assured.
When asked about Balochistan’s share deduction in the national finance commission award, he assured that the province would be financially supported by the federal government in this regard.