Minister Health Appeals People to Stay at Home


Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said here on Tuesday that decision of lock down was taken under extreme circumstances and the government did not have any choice except this. In her message, the Minister health said, “In order to stop the spread of the virus and put a break at the number of new infection, it is important that we stop virus transmission which is only possible when people stay at home. The decision of lockdown was made to save people from SARS-COV-2 which has caused thousands of deaths globally.”Acknowledging the services of doctors and paramedical staff, the Minister said that doctors and paramedical staff are frontline workers and they are doing their best to save lives in hospitals. She said, “Dr. Osama is a martyr and deserves our prayers and tributes for immense service to humanity. He is a real hero. Separately I also request philanthropists to come forward and help the deserving in the time of need.” Dr. Yasmin Rashid further said that all confirm and suspected patients are being looked after by the government. “I appeal the people to understand the seriousness of the situation. Please do not expose yourself to the virus and help us by staying indoors. Stay at home and adopt social distancing till this crisis is over.”