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Islamabad hospitals on high alert ahead of general elections 2024

 Islamabad’s Hospitals Put on High Alert for General Elections. Islamabad hospitals on high alert ahead of general elections 2024.In a notification, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination announced issuing a high alert notice from the 7th to the 9th of February.

According to the notification, “All rural health centers, community health centers, and basic health units under administrative control of District Health Office Islamabad are kept on high alert during elections 2024 with effect from 7th to 9th February.”

For elections, at least 2,000 officials of the Islamabad police will be patrolling in Pakistani flag hoisting official and private vehicles for identification, he said, adding that besides, the other forces deputed for security would also hoist flags on their vehicles.

Police said CCTV cameras were also installed at 124, 108, and 72 polling stations for NA-46, NA-47 and NA-48, respectively, which were declared most sensitive. 49 polling stations in NA-46, 59 in NA-47, and 27 in NA-48 have been declared sensitive.

The measures taken by the police aimed to counter clashes/feuds amongst supporters of rival parties and candidates, sabotage of the election process, targeting of political activists, and terror incidents, including suicide bombing.

A control room under the supervision of DSP Telecommunication will be set up which will receive and disseminate all the relevant information to the quarters concerned.

The staff of federal hospitals has been directed to ensure attendance. Furthermore, consultants, surgeons, and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of federal hospitals have been instructed to remain on-call.

The deadline for canvassing for the February 8 general elections set by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ended last night. During the election campaign, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) held the most public gatherings across the country.

Islamabad hospitals on high alert ahead of general elections 2024

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