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NCOC finds discrepancies in Sindh’s COVID-19 data, centralized RMS introduced

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) briefed all the provinces on centralized Resource Management System (RMS) for coronavirus which would be launched today (Saturday), ARY News reported.

The NCOC meeting was headed by Director Operations and Plans NCOC, Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya.

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Speaking on the occasion, Major General Goraya said there was need to focus on hospital data authenticity as its data ingestion had different issues in the provinces.

He said there was also disparity in the data of number of tests conducted per day and contact tracing of affected Covid-19 patients.

Community mobilization, he said had brought positive impacts with participation of all stakeholders involved in the process.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) National Information Technology Board (NITB) Shabahat Ali Shah said all of the provinces had worked hard to update the RMS system.

There were discrepancies in the data received from Sindh where the information shared should be analyzed by the data operators/providers for reducing anomalies, he added.

The provincial representatives also apprised the forum on the issues faced by their administrations regarding RMS and exchanged their feedback on the system.

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NCOC official also told the forum that globally the only way adopted to fight Covid-19 was test, track and quarantine (TTQ) strategy and smart lockdown.

He mentioned that different additional measures were also adopted along with TTQ strategy to mitigate the risk where contact tracing was also necessary.

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