Pakistan will help India to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic as a goodwill gesture and Pakistan will soon send the necessary things and medicines to India to save Indian people from Coronavirus on humanitarian grounds. Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan stated this while talking to the newsmen here on Sunday.
She said that Pakistan as a goodwill gesture has step forward to help India purely on humanitarian grounds to fight against Coronavirus.
She said that humanity was dying of COVID-19 everywhere in the world and even in India as well. Dr Awan said that the government has utilising all the available resources for ensuring the early anti Coronavirus vaccination to the maximum people in Punjab.
The government was making hectic efforts to overcome with the larger scale spreading of Coronavirus pandemic. She revealed that as many as 924,000 people have been given anti-Coronavirus vaccination across Punjab here. As average 25,000 people were being vaccinated with this COVID-19 vaccination across Punjab on Daily basis,she added. She said that there were 7.4 million people were at the age of 60 years old in Punjab. While the people of 59 years of age were 508 million which were being given this vaccination gradually in Punjab. She said that the total number of the registered healthcare workers was 232,220 in Punjab. Of them, 186965 healthcare workers have been vaccinated.
Pakistanis urge PM Khan to help India
India, Pakistan’s arch-rival, is facing an unprecedented crisis in the supply of medical oxygen as the number of critical COVID-19 cases is rising exponentially. According to the Indian media, several hospitals have put out SOS messages on Twitter asking for help with oxygen supply to save patients. The matter reached the country’s high courts and Supreme Court.
The crisis has gained prominence on Twitter and #IndiaNeedsOxygen trended on Pakistan Twitter. Pakistanis have urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to help India with the supply of oxygen.
Pakistanis maintained that political differences aside, Pakistan must help India on humanitarian grounds.
Heartening to see people in #Pakistan request their government to extend a helping hand to neighboring #India as it sees devastating scenes after a dangerous outbreak of the pandemic. Prayers for the brave Indians who face this situation.#IndiaFightsCOVID19 #IndiaNeedsOxygen pic.twitter.com/cMdbkiY854
— Ahmed Quraishi (@_AhmedQuraishi) April 22, 2021
On Friday, 25 of the “sickest” Covid-19 patients died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, and the lives of another 60 such patients are at risk, officials said. A source said “low-pressure oxygen” could be the likely cause for the deaths.
Several private hospitals in New Delhi have been struggling to replenish their oxygen supply for the last four days. Some of them have even requested the Delhi government to transfer patients to other healthcare facilities.
Other states have also reported a shortage of medical oxygen, Covid drugs, medicines and Redesivir jabs.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it expected the Centre to come out with a “national plan” on supply of oxygen and essential drugs for the treatment of infected patients and method and manner of vaccination against the disease.
While the top court ‘suo motu’ (on its own) took note of the “grim” situation in the country and the havoc caused due to shortage of oxygen cylinders in hospitals, the Delhi High Court observed, “We all know that this country is being run by God,” a day after it came down heavily on the Centre over the Covid-19 management.