ISLAMABAD : Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said that the government has been following a clear COVID-19 policy, based on ground realities, since outbreak of the pandemic in the country. Talking to a private television channel, the information minister said that National Command and Operation Center is taking decisions on the basis of daily analysis of the situation. About the government’s preparation for the expected peak of COVID-19 next month, he said no health infrastructure in the world can absorb such a big crisis; however, the government would try its best to effectively handle the situation. Shibli Faraz said that despite meager financial resources, the government has enhanced health facilities to almost three times. He said these include increasing the number of ventilators from 2800 to 4800 with additional 1400 in pipeline, enhancing the number of beds to 800 alone in the federal capital hospitals with thousands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, besides provision of oxygenated beds.
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