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Prime Minister Azad Kashmir announces ‘Mark Kashmir’ for Dr. Osama

Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has announced the state’s highest official honor, ‘Mark Kashmir’, for Dr. Osama Riaz of Gilgit-Baltistan who died of corona disease while treating corona virus patients.

Presiding over a meeting on the situation in Corona virus, Raja Farooq Haider said that Dr Osama Shaheed had set an example of bravery and courage and he was proud of not only his community and country but the entire humanity.

The meeting paid rich tributes to the services of the medical staff.

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“Doctors and paramedical staff are the frontline soldiers in our fight against the Corona virus, and for that we are extremely grateful,” Raja Farooq Haider said.

He also announced a bonus equal to one month’s basic salary for all doctors and para-medical staff in grades one to 20 in Azad Kashmir in recognition of his bravery.

Prime Minister Azad Kashmir stressed that the government would ensure their safety and personal security would be dealt with.

Remember that Dr. Osama died on March 22 after suffering a life-and-death struggle.

The young doctor was stationed at the Corona Center for Virus Infection and screening visitors coming from Tufts.

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Action against stockings
In the same meeting, Raja Farooq Haider directed the three divisional commissioners to take stringent action through effective management measures against stocks and illegal profiteers.

“The administration should ensure uninterrupted delivery of food and other basic amenities to the public during the lockdown,” he said.

The meeting was informed by Chief Secretary Mathur Niaz Rana that a lab has been set up at the Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences in Muzaffarabad to test the corona, while Mirpur’s laboratory has also been upgraded.

Prime Minister Azad Kashmir said that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has approached to set up a corona virus testing lab at Rawlakot.

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Suspected cases
On the other hand, 7 new suspected cases have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours.

Health Minister Azad Kashmir Dr Najib Naqi said that out of these suspects, 3 cases have been reported in Muzaffarabad while one in Kotli, Mirpur, Bagh, Sudhunti and Haveli.

He said 63 of the 90 suspected patients had test results, of which only 2 had positive results.

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