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LAHORE: The Punjab government has immediately banned profitable and stockpiling of oxygen and related medical devices in the province for two months.
Primary and Secondary Health Care Department (P&SHD) Punjab under “Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act 2020” and with the approval of the Chief Minister of Punjab. Oxygen concentrate, pulse oximeter and nasal cannula) intended for intensive care
In a notification issued here on Tuesday, P&SHD informed that the order would come into force immediately within the territorial boundaries of Punjab and would remain in force for two months unless amended. ۔
Earlier, P&SHD had noted with concern that the number of cases of Covid 19 was increasing in Punjab, the positive rate was steadily rising in some cities and a third wave was on the rise, leading to public outcry. There is a serious and serious health risk.
Therefore, the province must take all possible precautionary measures to prevent and control the disease. In this regard, P&SHD observed that malpractice and stockpiling by suppliers and suppliers of oxygen and related medical devices has been observed to meet the needs of patients. There is a severe shortage of essential medical supplies.
Therefore, P&SHD believes that there are sufficient grounds for proceeding under the Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act, 2020 for immediate prevention and treatment as soon as possible. They are necessary to ensure the safety of the people and the safety of lives in the province.