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US govt gifts IT Wall to Punjab Health Dept fight Covid-19

LAHORE – The United States government has provided Punjab Health Department IT Wall to better equip its Covid-19 Command and Control Centre in recording coronavirus statistics in the province. The United States Agency for International Aid (USAID) has collaborated with the Federal Health Ministry to strengthen Command and Control Centers at the provincial health secretariats of the country. The IT Wall will strengthen Punjab government’s efforts to contain Covid-19 pandmeic and epidemics. Provision of IT Wall will help Punjab Command and Control Center in its decision-making and monitoring health threats.

Provincial Primary and Secondary Health Secretary Usman Younas and USAID provincial Head Kevin Sharp inaugurated the IT Wall, here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, USAID provincial Head Kevin Sharp said with the provision of IT Wall, the provincial Command and Control Centre will be empowered to provide guidelines on the prevention of epidemics, diagnosis and policy. Sharp said the USAID wished to eradicate Covid-19 pandemic and ensure better health facilities to save lives in Punjab.

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