Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Friday directed the medical superintendents (MS) of all hospitals under the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to ensure the presence of doctors and paramedical staff in the hospitals during the extended holidays of Eidul Fitr starting from May 9 till May 16.
"Citizens are facing health problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic and there is a lot of patient pressure on hospitals," the administrator passed these remarks while presiding over a meeting in which the responsibilities of various departments and deployment of officers and staff during the Eidul Fitr holidays were reviewed.
Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Director General Works Shabihul Hassan Zaidi, Chief Engineer Electrical Abbas Shah, Director Cemetery Iqbal Pervez and other officers were also present on the occasion.
The administrator said that the off days of fire brigade, rescue unit, city wardens and medical departments should be rotated during the holidays in such a way that all the employees have the opportunity to spend their holidays and continue to perform their duties.
The Administrator directed Director City Wardens Raja Rustam to deploy city wardens where Eid-ul-Fitr prayers will be offered. Ahmed directed the Director General Works to ensure continuous supply of street lights in the corridors managed by KMC so that the city looks bright at night.
The Administrator has once again requested the citizens to wear masks, maintain social distance and go out of the house only when needed