Thursday, December 2, 2021

Four-member committee formed to ensure COVID-19 tests of parliamentarians


ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has taken notice of the consistent increase in coronavirus cases among legislators and workers at the Parliament House, ARY News reported on Thursday.

A four-member committee headed by Senate’s Additional Secretary Service Hafeezullah Shaikh has been formed to ensure coronavirus tests of all parliamentarians. The committee also include Director-General Protocol Tariq Bin Waheed, Faheem Ashraf and Mukhtar Ahmed.

The committee was assigned a task to ensure COVID-19 tests of all parliament members. The committee will also coordinate with National Institute of Health – Islamabad and National Assembly (NA) Secretariat.

Earlier on Wednesday, the administration of the Parliament’s dispensary had warned the Senate Secretariat regarding the disastrous consequences of the spread of COVID-19 among legislators and employees.

The administration asked the higher authorities to pay attention to the spread of infections. In a letter, the administration detailed that 67 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 out of 382 tests conducted in the parliament and the rate of positive cases stood at 17 per cent.

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