To reduce COVID-19 cases, diagnostic capacity need to be enhanced: Dr. Ata ur Rehman

Chairman Task Force for Science and Technology, Dr Ata ur Rehman has emphasized the need for increasing testing capacity to get lessen COVID-19 cases in Pakistan.

In a wave of coronavirus pandemic, there is the utmost need to enhance testing capacity to check an actual number of patients across the country.

Commenting on the non-serious attitude of the country’s men regarding deadly virus, Dr. Ata elaborated any illiterate and uncivilized behavior could jeopardize the situation.

About the assessment of doctors dealing with coronavirus patients in the hospitals, he admitted that a proper lockdown and observing standard operating procedures could help diminish the coronavirus cases.

Dr. Ata ur Rehman said that non-seriousness was the main reason behind the rising number of patients in Pakistan. Expressing his expertise in the virological sector, he said the next three to four weeks, would be crucial for observing the intensity of viruses and affected patients in the country.

He demanded of the government to immediately make arrangements regarding equipment for testing patients in public sector hospitals so that maximum suspected persons could be detected for proper isolation.

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, Dr. Javed Akram advised the authorities concerned to ensure the safety and security of the citizen by implementing lockdown in all parts of the country.

The VC UHS said that physicians treating the coronavirus patients were demanding a strict shutter down so that concept of social distance and other precautionary measures for the public could be achieved in an appropriate manner.

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