The Ministry of Health Services, in , in a joint effort with the National Information Technology Board (NITB), has launched online portal offering most recent information and updates related to the novel Coronavirus.
NITB CEO Shabahat Ali Shah said while launching at the online portal that “The NITB team has activated this portal for the general public on behalf of the Ministry of Health within the shortest possible time frame”.
He added that “We are hoping that this portal will serve as an useful source of information for all”.
Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said in a statement that an online Coronavirus platform for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was also being launched.
He added we are also launching an online Coronavirus platform for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the disease in addition to the 1169 COVID19 helpline. Please visit app.nhsrc.gov.pk for more information and spread this among your friends, family and followers.
The web portal has been made in view of the rising threat of COVID-19 in various countries. The portal contains information about the symptoms of COVID-19, its spread in humans, incubation period, protective measures, as well as travel and medical advisories, among other information.
Earlier this week, Pakistan reported its first two cases of Coronavirus. The first case was reported from China, in a 22 year-old who had recently returned from Iran.
The other Coronavirus patient was a resident of Islamabad who had been admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where he was being treated. Dr Mirza had said that both patients were stable and improving.