The coronavirus pandemic has changed the paradigms a lot. It was a time when nuclear weapons was considered as hard power but now the hard power is the medical sector. The stronger the medical sector is, the stronger will be the nation. Currently, it is the doctors and paramedics that should be treated with the same respect as soldiers and the army are treated. They should be given privileges. That’s the reason why the government has announced to take some steps to protect them and guard them
According to news sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced and approved the request of providing additional salary to the federal-government-employed paramedics and health-workers during a meeting that was executed on Thursday
The PM was given a briefing by Planning Minister Asad Umer, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt. General Muhammad Afzal and Special assistant Dr. Zafar Mirza on precautionary measures and steps that should be taken to halt the spread of the COVID-19.
In a meeting, the premier said that the research committee, National Command, and Operation Center, would be formed that would collect and analyze data under the leadership of Mr. Asad. The analyzed data, according to the premier, would be sent to another going-to-be built committee, National Coordination Committee (NCC). The premier said that NCC would be led by Imran Khan and government would decide implantation.
While addressing the meeting, the PM said that accurate data has great importance and its negligence cannot be tolerated. He further said that Pakistan is different from US and China. He told that China could impose lockdown in Wuhan for two months because the government provided food to the people at their doorsteps. Besides, Mr. Khan told the media that western countries have been facing coronavirus and economic disruptions right now but Pakistan have been facing the pandemic on one hand and poverty on the other hand; therefore, they could not lock 220 million of the population at home.
The former captain said that the President of Brazil had similar problems with the lockdown. He ensured that the government’s resources have been using to control the pandemic. At the end of the meeting, he said that coronavirus should not be taken lightly. He said that the virus is threatening and that mindset that Pakistan “has some sort of immunity” is dangerous. Thus, he asked that nation to cooperate with the government and combat the virus together very soon.