Pak Nigehbaan App
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On Friday, leading news channels in the country reported that a new mobile app called Pak Nigehbaan had been launched. The application is developed by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) for COVID-19 patients.

Considering the increase of COVID-19 patients in the country (100,000 + cases, Source: Dawn), the app was developed to locate ventilators in hospitals. The app will prove to be immensely helpful in saving lives in situations of emergency.

In the last one week, federal govt has distributed 250 ventilators. Of these, 72 were given to Punjab, 52 each to Sindh and KP, and 20 to Balochistan. The balance was given to AJK, GB, and Islamabad.

An official statement said that this particular application is available on mobile app stores and can be downloaded without any hassle. Also, it is available on Google Drive and, which makes it accessible to all.

The statement also mentions that several 1,110 hospitals around the country will be associated with the app, so it is easier to locate an available facility nearby.

The purpose of the app is to inform citizens, healthcare workers, emergency responders about the availability of beds and ventilators near them.

A resource management system has also been placed in order by the NCOC. The system will update inventory available at 15,459 hospitals across the country.

We have decided in the NCOC meeting this morning that the federal government will ensure an increase of 1000 beds with oxygen supply capability in the major cities of the country within the month of June, tweeted Asad Umer.

The resource management system will assist all the provinces in assessing facilities being provided at the hospitals under their domain. The numbers will reflect any shortcomings that we can face in regards to the medical facilities.

As of now, 2000 + deaths have been reported due to novel coronavirus in Pakistan.
An updated version of the app will show the availability of beds/vents & capacity/usage in real-time at various health centers across Pakistan.

Technology has been doing wonders in fighting this fight against the deadly virus. The entire world has been using it to combat the ongoing pandemic. Pakistan seems to be moving in the right direction with the Pak Nigehbaan app.

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