CM Kamal chairs Divisional Commissioners’ Conference to review current situation

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QUETTA,(Parliament Times): Divisional Commissioners’ Conference chaired by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan here on Thursday reviewed the current situation of the Coronavirus, implementation of Ehsas Program and distribution of rations and measures taken to control the spread of deadly locusts in the province.

Besides the Divisional Commissioners the Video Link Conference was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr. Rababa Buledi, Health Secretary Dosteen Jamaldini, in-charge Provincial Control and Operations Center Imran Gachki and others.

During the meeting it was decided that a comprehensive mechanism should be devised for screening, tracking and tracing of Coronavirus infected persons at district and Union Council level. It was decided that implementation SOPs during E’tikaf and spraying of disinfectants in the mosques should be ensured to avoid any untoward incident during the holy month of Ramadan.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister issued special directives for activating Surveillance Committees headed by Assistant Commissioners at Sub-Divisional level. The chief Minister directed the IGP that apart from law and order, the police should also extend full support to the district administration in matters related to coronavirus. He said that Commissioners should also remain alert about dengue and malaria and take effective measures to prevent the spread of these diseases.

Referring WHO report the CM observed that there could be long term effects of the coronavirus, which need to be dealt with proper planning. He said that all the Commissioners should prepare development plans in their divisions according to the health needs, which he said would be included and incorporated in the PSDP of the next financial year. He stressed the need for spending CSR funds of districts on health sector. He also advised the authorities not to let smart lockdown be violated. “The use of masks should be ensured and the public should be made aware of the precautionary measures”, he added.