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The government has formed a taskforce to monitor the progress of coronavirus prevention activities and operations related to medical activities.
The nine-member team will monitor the progress of implementation of circulars, gazette notifications, orders and directives issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to contain Covid-19 and to ensure treatment for the affected patients in public and private hospitals.
The taskforce will also monitor the Covid-19 committees formed by the DGHS.
The Health Services Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a gazette notification on July 23 in this regard, reads a press release.
According to the release, the additional secretary (public health) of the Health Services Division will be the convener of the taskforce.
The joint secretaries from the Ministry of Public Administration, Health Services Division, Local Government Division, Public Security, Finance Division and a director each from the DGHS and IEDCR have been made members of the taskforce.
The taskforce will be responsible for monitoring the medical treatment of Covid-19-infected patients in public and private hospitals, the order reads. It will work on the hospitals having more than 50 beds.
It will also have to hold a meeting at least once every two months.