ISLAMABAD: In a statement released Tuesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered his government to restore the functioning of Pakistan’s pandemic response committee. After it was shut down earlier this year following the detection of an omicron sub-variant among incoming travelers. Earlier this year, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) established in March 2020. Around that time, the first coronavirus case reported in Pakistan.
Before policy input to the government was provided for the prevention of COVID-19 from spreading within the country. The agency collected, processed, and analyzed data from all provinces.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Pakistan had detected its first case of Omicron sub-variant the day before. For the first time in two years, public returned to normal life after Eid ul Fitr celebrations without COVID19 restrictions.
An NIH released a Twitter statement confirming it had detected a case of Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1. The new subvariant is causing a growing number of COVID-19 cases across the world.
According to a report released by the United Nations Development Program earlier this month. Pakistan has done reasonably well against the Covid-19 pandemic. Vaccinating 40 percent of Pakistan’s population would cost 13.95 percent of the country’s current health expenditures on March 23, 2022.
The pandemic is under control
Abdul Qadir Patel, federal health minister, chaired a meeting at the National Institute of Health’s Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) to oversee the current Covid-19 situation after the latest sub-variant emerged.
All the provincial chief secretaries of health, federal government health secretary and the health director-general attended the special session summoned by PM Shahbaz Shareef, after the restoration of National Command and Operation Center(NCOC).
During the meeting, federal minister emphasized the need to stay vigilant and keeping a close eye on the emerging new variants even though things are under control at a moment.