COVID Watch | 22nd June 2020


Immune System

Health experts advise strengthening the immune system by taking Vitamin D and consuming natural foods like vegetables and fruits.

They say that Vitamin-D could be increased in the body through sunlight. They urged the public to ignore false propaganda regarding Coronavirus.

Pakistan To Get $500m Loan

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to provide a $500 million loan to Pakistan to effectively manage the Covid-19 outbreak.

The funds will support expenditures allocated by the government for protecting the poor, vulnerable, including women, augmenting the health sector capacity and supplies, and protecting productive sectors and small businesses from economic downturn.and small businesses from economic downturn.

Notices Issued to Hospitals

The Punjab Healthcare Commission has issued notices to eight private hospitals for overcharging from admitted Covid-19 patients.

The commission has given a 24-hour deadline to the hospitals for implementation of directions and to treat patients as per rates fixed by the govt.

Health Officials Tested Positive

DHO Mianwali and 11 other employees of the health department tested positive for the coronavirus and have been quarantined at their homes.

The DHO office has been sealed until June 28. The virus is spreading in the district at an alarming speed and the number of Covid-19 patients has reached 238 while 13 people have died of it so far.