“The federal government has been pleased to constitute a Board of Governors, in respect of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi under section 4 of the Federal Medical Teaching Institute Ordinance 2020.”
Mushtaq Kassim Chappra, Philanthropist and Industrialist, Ms. Ronaq Lakhani, Philanthropist, Dr Muhammad Irfan Daudi, Associate Professor Surgery/Consultant Surgeon and Mr Rashid A. Khan, Businessman are part of the board.
"The news of educational institutions closing on March 15 are baseless," the minister said.
"The coronavirus situation in the province is under control. We had reopened educational institutions on February 1 after consultations in the steering committee — and even then, the attendance was restricted to 50%."
A total of 55,458 health workers out of the 198,484 registered have been vaccinated so far.
Health workers who refuse to get the shot will be given show-cause notices and won’t be allowed to work in the health sector as they could potentially spread further mutations of the virus, Dr Pechuho warned.