Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the country will need more doctors if the coronavirus cases exceed further in the future, lamenting that the doctor-to-patient ratio in Pakistan is quite low as compared to other countries.
The prime minister made the statement after the inauguration of the telehealth portal today, which will help people with medical emergencies.
In his address, the premier said that more than a million people have registered for the Corona Relief Tiger Force. The PM also urged health workers to register themselves with the volunteer force. “Even after the coronavirus pandemic passes, we will need this force to go to far-flung areas in Pakistan.”
The prime minister said that through technology, the government can disseminate information to the far-flung areas and deal with their issues.PM Imran praised the telehealth initiative, saying that the health sector is facing huge challenges. He reiterated that this year, the country will have to battle against the virus.