Update: May 28, 2020:
The number of coronavirus cases is increasing rapidly across the country. Due to the growing number, only nine beds are available in high-dependency units at Karachi’s ten public and private hospitals treating such patients. On Wednesday, Sindh Health Department officials said that 61 ventilators are available at these facilities.
The officials further said that despite the availability of 61 ventilators, not every patient can be put on life support because only those requiring artificial breathing need that. They also noted that there is hardly any space left at COVID-19 treatment facilities in the public and private sectors.
April 27 2020: With the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, mass quarantine facilities are required to expand reports OyeYeah! Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of the provincial government, told the cabinet.
The confirmed coronavirus cases are 12,000 + confirms Dawn. The quarantine centers are made in these troubled times to isolate and treat the infected coronavirus patients.
According to CM, 300 more beds will be added to the already 1200 beds at the Karachi Expo Center; meanwhile the facility at PAF Museum will get 600 more beds, and the quarantine center at Gadap will get an additional 150 beds.
March 19, 2020: With the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, mass quarantine facilities are now being made in these troubled times in order to isolate and treat the infected coronavirus patients.
No doubt, Pakistan is doing exceptionally well and acting fast as the numbers increase. Moreover, the WHO has also ranked Pakistan as one of the best fighters of Coronavirus around the world.
A few days ago, Sindh Govt established the world’s largest coronavirus care and cure emergency center in Sukkur and a few days later, Multan is also setting up a quarantine facility to accommodate over 3000 suspected patients at the Labor Colony in Multan.
Isolation Centre at Expo Center, Karachi
After receiving instructions from CM Shah, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani said he had spoken to the federal government to set up an isolation center and field hospital at Expo Center, Karachi.
The good news is that the federal government has agreed to do so, he added. However, there are a few things that are pending. Moreover, the CM has also directed Shalwani to make necessary arrangements for beds and other required equipment. “This would turn to be a good facility in the center of the city,” he said.
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