Emergency medical supplies sent to Quetta on COAS order

By: News Desk
Published: 01:26 PM, 7 Apr, 2020
Emergency medical supplies sent to Quetta on COAS order
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Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar on Tuesday said that emergency supplies of medical equipment including PPEs being dispatched to Quetta on orders of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to help medical staff fight Covid-19 effectively in Balochistan.

According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar’s tweet, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said doctors and paramedics are the frontline soldiers in the war against COVId-19.

The DG ISPR quoted the COAS as saying: “...Most advanced nations/govts are finding it extremely difficult to fight this pandemic. Pakistan Govt is striving hard to acquire & supply the required resources. In this hour of distress we must remain patient and steadfast.”

It is pertinent to mention that Balochistan Police on Monday arrested dozens of young doctors and paramedics who were protesting over non-availability of PPEs and refused to work without safety kits.

Police said 30 doctors had been arrested for taking out a protest in violation of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure imposed by the Balochistan government across Quetta in connection with the lockdown.