NCOC conceived a well structured IT based national framework for credible health resource mapping. Resource Mgmt System (RMS) was rolled out on 31 May 20 and currently spans about 4000 covid/ non-covid hospitals of the entire country. The system facilitates decision making in terms of estblishment of correct need assessment and capacity enhancement. It also energizes public utility app Pak Negheban which provides its users, location based guidance to nearest covid treating hospitals.
Smart lockdowns are aimed at restricting maximum no of IPs in a targeted manner to an identified hotspot through App, with a view to contain/ retard local COVID-19 spread and break the transmission cycle of disease. Our disease trajectory has entered a critical phase, and only our proactivity can slow the spread considerably, within coming weeks. City wide lockdowns, though administratively convenient, are economically/ socio-economically unsustainable and therefore not practicable. Differentiated approach within a city is possible due to identified variability in disease prevalence in various areas. Smart lockdowns therefore offer a balanced approach to limit the spread under the circumstances.
Provides real-time visibility of hospitals based on location and colour coded status as per availability of beds/ vents. Pak Neheyban app is being used by various emergency response organisations.
Integrated Disease Information Management System (IDIMS) developed by National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) forms the national repository for all COVID related data. IDIMS is integrated with all provincial system for near real-time data exchange. The system forms the basis for advance data analytics for disease projections and identification of smart lockdowns.
National helpline-1166 & WhatsApp Chatbot (+92300 1111166) has been upgraded on 19 June 2020 for healthcare workers to register complaints with concerned government authorities. In addition to the 1166 generalized helpline accessible to all, healthcare workers can punch their complaint as a text message on WhatsApp Chatbot number +92300 1111166. Helpline is linked with NCOC and will be handled by a complaint management team of NHSR&C. Complaints will be forwarded to relevant focal point at federal and provincial levels for actions who will contact HCW, aprising them the status of complaint and the measures taken.
On, 6 February 2020 – Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Health, launched the "Sehat Tahaffuz" helpline 1166 to provide health-related information services to the people. Through the Helpline citizens will be able to obtain immediate assistance to their queries and concerns related to Polio and routine immunisation services.
PM Imran Khan on 9 July 2020 inaugurated Islamabad Isolation Hospital & Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC) for medical assistance of patients suffering from viral diseases. State of the art IHITC constructed in record 40 days has five different wards and 250 beds with maximum facilities to diagnose and treat the infectious diseases. COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Chairman of CPEC Authority Lt Gen (Retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa, and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing attended the inauguration ceremony. IHITC is fully functional and treatment of COVID-19 patients is being carried out.
Fight against COVID-19 warrants a synergetic response from all segments of society. Community mobilization through already established Rural Support Program (RSP) is underway. NCOC made arrangement with RSPs (active in 66 x Districts) to collaborate with District Administrations in undertaking activities including awareness campaign, assistance in trace & quarantine, disinfection of public places, data collection, hospital duties of volunteers, ration collection & distribution, utility store inspection and Price control & hoarding. The efforts made hitherto have paid dividends in achieving the set-forth objectives.
MoNHSRC has launched “We CARE”, a national campaign for protecting and supporting our frontline health workers in the context of Covid-19. ‘WE CARE’ aims at providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health workers, orienting them on using various PPE items as per international standards, and creating an overall psycho-social environment of care and support. ‘WE CARE’ also aims to sensitize the public, including patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, to supports frontline healthcare workers by following preventive behaviors to not only reduce the risk of infection to themselves but also reduce the work burden on and health risks for the health providers.
PM Launched Corona Relief Tiger Force to Aid Government on 1st Apr 20.The relief force volunteers will distribute food to the poor and create awareness about Covid-19 in areas under lockdown. Citizens can volunteer for the force through the PM Office portal by filling out a digital form.
The initiative is a public-private partnership brought forth by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MNHSRC) and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MOPHRD) with support from the Pakistani diaspora health organizations.