Keeping in view the economic problems of the people, the Punjab government has decided to keep open and continue economy-based business activities in the province to protect people from the economic crunch.
In order to devise a new strategy on Covid-19 after May 31, the meeting was held at the Chief Secretary's camp office with provincial ministers Raja Basharat, Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Chief Secretary Punjab Jawwad Rafique Malik in attendance.
The participants reviewed various proposals in detail about working hours and weekly day-offs of industries and businesses, and finalised the recommendations.
It was also decided to set up a control room at Mayo Hospital Lahore which would be connected to all the hospitals in the city so to facilitate Covid-19 patients without any delay. The control room would work round-the-clock and provide information and availability of beds and ventilators in hospitals with new patients.
It was decided that a request would be made to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide 2,000 ventilators immediately. Secretary Specialized Healthcare Nabil Awan told that a request for supply of 1,500 ventilators has already been sent.
The meeting also agreed to launch a public awareness campaign on Covaid-19. Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said 50 special beds would also be added for Covid-19 patients at the Expo Center field hospital.