ISLAMABAD: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Steering Committee on Health held an emergency situation session over the coronavirus pandemic to talk about definitive procedures to combat COVID-19
A joint declaration released after the conference contacted the OIC countries to exchange more info, experiences, and abilities to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
Foreign Office (FO) Representative Aisha Farooqui stated that an emergency situation virtual conference of the OIC’s Steering Committee on Health (SCH) at the health ministers-level was held to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic on April 9.
The conference was participated in by health ministers, and agents from OIC- SCH member states, in addition to heads and agents of OIC organizations and organisations consisting of President of the Islamic Advancement Bank Group (IsDB Group) and a variety of international companies.
Unique Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) and Minister of State for Health Dr Zafar Mirza represented Pakistan.
In his remarks, OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef A Al-Othaimeen highlighted the need for the OIC member countries to take definitive and instant procedures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
He revealed OIC’s preparedness to use its readily available resources to assist individuals of the Islamic world in these hard times and revealed gratitude to the IsDB and the Islamic Uniformity Fund for their efforts.
Speaking on the event, Mirza mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic positioned an unmatched obstacle to humankind, which required a cumulative international reaction.
Highlighting Pakistan’s efforts, he highlighted that Islamabad had actually been actively taken part in including the pandemic from its beginning by taking a number of preventive procedures.
The SAPM mentioned that preparation and coordination efforts were being led by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself. To ensure a unified national reaction, a robust institutional system was established under the National Security Committee (NSC) and the National Coordination Committee (NCC).
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was the execution arm of the NCC. Required lockdown procedures consisting of closing of schools, prohibiting public events were likewise put in location, he added.
“The impact of these efforts was enormous as Pakistan was still in the containment phase.”
The unique assistant stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had actually revealed a relief plan of US$ 7.5 b for susceptible groups.
Dr Mirza described the pandemic both as an obstacle and chance for self-questioning, specifically on health care costs and emergency situations’ readiness.
Stressing the significance of health security as an essential part of national security, he highlighted the need to establish health policies at international level and a legal framework at national level to improve financial investment in health care security facilities.
The SAPM highlighted that OIC ought to reinforce its capability to manage this unmatched obstacle by making use of relative benefit of member states in the advancement of pharmaceutical items, vaccines and PPE. He likewise highlighted Pakistan’s relative benefit in the health care sector.