By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet Committee combating on COVID-19 has decided to procure 1,000 injections (Tyclsomiab) approved by DRAP for COVID-19 patients in the first phase.
The cabinet meeting presided over by Senior Minister Aleem Khan also recommended that people should not bring children along to parks.
It was also decided that strict implementation of SOPs would be ensured at public places and the violators would be ‘severely’ punished.
The Senior Minister Punjab said that there was no substitute for human life and added that the government was spending all its resources to provide the best medical treatment facilities to the patients of coronavirus and provision of injections approved by DRAP was also part of it.
Mr Khan said that every citizen had now realized the severity of coronavirus pandemic and every individual should fulfil his responsibility in this regard as well. He appealed to the general public to support the government in its ongoing efforts against coronavirus by adhering to security measures.
He hinted that the government may consider tightening again if more leniency measures were taken. Mr Khan maintained that the principle of declaring “hotspot” areas was still being followed in the vicinity.
He clarified that daily activities in the market should remain to continue five days a week and ensure implementation of the lockdown decision on Saturdays and Sundays. Similarly, medical stores can be kept open 24 hours a day and general stores can work from 9 am to 7 pm daily.
Briefing the Cabinet Committee meeting, the Chief Secretary Punjab said that a crackdown on violators of SOPs had been going on for the last two days in major cities of the province with the help of traffic police and positive effects of this campaign had been surfaced.
The Secretary Health Punjab and other officials highlighted the statistics of COVID-19 patients in the province. IG Punjab, Commissioner Lahore and other officers also briefed about their respective departments.