Public health authority has launched a smartphone app to check and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) stipulated against coronavirus across the district here.
While talking to media officials, Deputy Commissioner Mubeen Elahi said that the app contained multiple features to check wearing face masks, prescribed time schedule of closing shops and markets, presence of 50 percent staff in offices, precautionary measures adopted at markets, and worshipping places with observing smart lockdown overall at scattered locations of the district.
Monitoring evaluation would be maintained through police and related agencies, he said.
Mubeen Elahi termed the app unique of its kind which was initiated in Vehari as a pilot project.
It would help review the situation as to how many people wore masks while discharging routine activities. Similarly, close monitoring of shops and markets would be conducted during lockdown timings. Pictures of open business outlets would be uploaded on official websites and later they would be fined by the authority concerned.
He said the basic purpose of creating the app was to implement corona SOPs among people in letter and spirit.
Later SNA Khurrum Saleem gave a briefing regarding the monitoring app at the resource center of DHQ hospital in which officers of Pak Army, police, and other departments were present.