March 21, 2020: Provincial Minister for Religious Affairs and Religious Affairs Peer Syed Saeed Al-Hassan Shah and Deputy Commissioner Narowal Mahar Shahid Zaman Luck Sahib held a special meeting in connection with measures being adopted by Provincial Government for combating the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Narowal apprised the Provincial Minister of arrangements regarding preventive measures and preparations to be taken at District Headquarters Hospital Narowal regarding “Corona Virus” and informed that a High Depression Unit and isolation ward have been set up for the patients at the hospital. The arrangement of ventilator and medical facilities have been completed and all possible medical facilities have been made available for the diagnosis and treatment of “Corona virus” patient – Provincial Minister of Education Peer Syed Saeed Ul-Hassan Shah said that Corona virus has become a test for the nation and at this critical juncture, utmost responsibility and unanimity be demonstrated to fight the virus with a National spirit as it is very important to keep watch and we will defeat the corona virus with national spirit, solidarity and public participation of civil society, Ulema and especially the media. He said that the role of the civil society, the religious and the media in particular, cannot be discounted in the context that the corona virus has created a war that we must make individual and collective efforts to defeat. Rumors related to the virus should not be given heed and District Administration, Health Department, Rescue 1122 must work in close coordination in this critical time. He said that Section 144 has been imposed across Punjab, district administration and police should ensure its implementation, with basic focus across the district. The Provincial Minister instructed the Deputy Commissioner to protect the people from the virus even at the level of the villages throughout the district and precautionary measures be taken at every level. He advised DC Narowal to appoint departmental teams on the city’s interior and wagon stands, and other public gathering places. The Minister advised the Chief Executive Officer, District Health Authority Narowal to ensure timely attendance of doctors and paramedical staff at the hospitals round the clock. At the end, Deputy Commissioner Narowal, Mr. Shahid Zaman Lak briefed the Minister Auqaf about the practical steps taken by the District Administration in collaboration with Health Authority and other departments to fight corona virus in a befitting manner. The Minister applauded the level of preparedness and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the District Administration.