Apprised of National Strategy for TTQ, Lauds Remarkable Efforts Under Time Constraints
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on April 22, 2020. COAS was received by Commander Army Air Defence Command & National Coordinator NCOC Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan.
COAS was briefed in detail by DG Operations & Planning NCOC, Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya, about COVID-19 related multi sectoral situation, implementation of National Coordination Committee’s decisions, projections about likely spread of the disease in Pakistan and support being extended to civil administration against the pandemic.
He was also apprised of national strategy for test, trace and quarantine (TTQ) aimed at identifying disease spread, focused clusters/hotspots to enable targeted lockdowns and need driven resource optimisation at all levels. COAS lauded remarkable efforts of NCOC for formulating and implementing COVID-19 response despite resource and time constraints. While complimenting civil-military components of NCOC, he emphasised the need for continued stratified risk assessment, managing trinity of health crisis, economic slide and the psycho-social impact through efficient resource management.
COAS concluded that Pakistan Army, in collaboration with other national institutions, should take all possible measures to bring comfort to the nation in these challenging times particularly during Ramadan.
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