The NCOC briefed the emergency services representatives availability of health facilities, beds and ventilators at hospitals.
In recent days the smoke had covered much of the South Island, making usually pristine white glaciers appear brown.
The emergency services at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) resumed on Friday after violent protest from lawyers led to the closure of the cardio hospital on Wednesday.
LAUREL: A robber who broke into a school dialed the emergency services after he got stuck in an elevator.
GAZA: Emergency workers taking advantage of the 12-hour truce between Israel and Hamas uncover 35 bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes on Saturday.