By Irum Saleem
As the nation is grappling with Corona virus, the government ally party has courage to tell the PTI to not do lip service on this crisis and do real time practical measures.
Rising from the occasion Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) central leader and MNA Moonis Elahi has said “still essential measures have not been taken by the government for diagnosing this virus and people are forced to pay thousands of rupees to private laboratories for test, this is out of reach of ordinary and poor man that he should spent such huge amount for diagnosing the disease whereas he is already worried about skies high price hike.”
Mr Moonis said
that people worried about Corona Virus dangers are waiting for practical measures and not only government statements. Preparation of government hospitals for tackling this disease is not enough.
کوروناوائرس کے خطرات سے پریشان عوام حکومتی بیانات نہیں عملی اقدامات کے منتظر۔ سرکاری ہسپتالوں کی فی الحال ناکافی تیاری،لوگ ہزاروں روپے ٹیسٹ فیس پرائیوٹ لیبز کو ادا کرنے پر مجبور۔صحت کے ذمہ داران بیرون ِملک حفاظتی ماسک بھیجنےکے بجائے اندرونِ ملک اپنے ٹاسک پر توجہ دیں #CoronaVirus— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) March 16, 2020
“The responsible of health officials should concentrate of their task within the country instead of sending protective masks abroad and take immediate and effective measures in government hospitals and taking the owners of private laboratories and hospitals for diagnosing this disease.”
Moonis Elahi further said it is also essential to make protective measures result oriented. This is not the first time that Mr Moonis dares to pinpoint the flaws if it’s coalition partner.
Hong Kong is disbursing $1,200 to all its citizens— farrukh saleem (@SaleemFarrukh) March 15, 2020
US has passed $8.3 billion corona package
Japan has $4 billion package
EBRD has Euro 1 billion financing package
Bank of England emergency
Have we allocated any funds to fight the virus?
Has our SBP gone into an emergency mode?
China has provided emergency assistance to Pakistan for #COVID19 prevention and control, including 12,000 test kits, 300,000 masks, 10,000 protective suits and 4 million U.S. dollars to build hospitals, according to ambassador Yao Jing @CathayPak pic.twitter.com/AovoYi76Vf— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) March 16, 2020
Earlier he had demanded significant reduction in petroleum prices in the wake of massive drop in the international price. At this testing time everyone will have to contribute to this cause of fighting Corona virus.
Let’s raise voice to build pressure on the government to do its job and duty to help stop spread of this deadly disease. Pak Destiny