Islamabad to be made model city regarding healthcare facilities.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza said this while presiding over a meeting of Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority today (Saturday).
Islamabad to be made model city
He expressed the government’s commitment to ensure universal health coverage.
The special assistant said the government would make federal capital a model city regarding healthcare facilities.
He said it is the first time that a healthcare regulatory authority has been established in Islamabad which was need of the hour to develop the health sector.
Mirza said the authority will regulate private hospitals, clinics and laboratories.
Coronavirus death toll increased to 143 in Pakistan while total cases rose to 7421.
Government confirmed the total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country reached 7,481.
These include Punjab, 3391, Sindh, 2217, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1077, Balochistan 335, Islamabad Capital Territory 163, Gilgit-Baltistan 250, and Azad Kashmir 48 cases.
So far 1,832 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 143 died.
According to official data: 47 died of COVID-19 in Sindh while Punjab reported 37 deaths.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reported 50 deaths, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT): 01 and Balochistan: 05.
Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) reported 03 deaths.
Moreover, 41 others remain critically infected.
According to National Command and Operation Center, 92,584 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic.
They noted 62 percent of them as local transmission while 38 percent through foreign travel.