The National Command and Operation Centre has decided to defer non-emergent elective surgeries in all private and public hospitals of the country.
The decision to this effect was taken at the NCOC meeting held in Islamabad with National Coordinator NCOC, Lieutenant General Hamooduz Zaman Khan in the chair.
The meeting conducted a complete supply and demand analysis in order to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals amid spiking Covid-19 disease spread.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan and Minister for Industries and Production Khusro Bakhtyar specially participated in the meeting.
The forum also deliberated on the actions taken by various stakeholders in areas where lockdown is to be implemented due to high positivity ratio.
The Managing Director of Utility Stores Corporation briefed the meeting about availability and provision of stocks for the areas where complete lockdown could be enforced.