Image Source: Twitter/Govt of Punjab

The global coronavirus pandemic has surely shaken the world. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing at an alarming rate. From converting/building large spaces into hospitals and isolation centers to treat the COVID-19 patients, Pakistan is surely taking the right measures to contain this awful virus.


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After the Sindh government took all the preventive measures, the Punjab government has also come forward in finding a way to treat and help the COVID-19 patients. A few days ago, Chief Minister Usman Buzadar vowed to exhaust all available resources for research in this connection..

The Expo Center hospital in Lahore will be dedicated to treating coronavirus patients. 

What’s amazing is that the Government of Punjab established this only 9 days as per their official Twitter announcement made on 1st April, 2020. Here’s what they had to say:

According to sources, CM Buzdar said that the government is also focused on other public hospitals. He also stated that currently, his team is also visiting other facilities and that all government hospitals will be equipped to deal with this novel virus.

Check it out!

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The center is HUGE.

Image Source: Twitter/Govt of Punjab

The hospital sure looks well-equipped!

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Dr. Yasmin Rashid at the Expo Center, Lahore

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CM Buzdar also said, 

Our focus will now shift towards diagnostic kits and testing facilities. We want to maximize our testing capacity, and for this, I have released Rs. 620 million to upgrade our eight labs to the biosafety level 3.

Image Source: Twitter/Govt of Punjab

The people of Punjab are applauding CM Usman Buzadar’s effort and here’s what they have to say:

CM Buzdar also mentioned that they have released Rs. 870 million for 170,000 deserving families. The family will receive the amount within this week (through banking channels or Easypaisa) , he added.

Earlier, the Sindh government also established a field hospital at the Expo center in the city to facilitate as many COVID-19 patients they could. One hall of the center was converted into an isolation center and the rest of the halls have beds, medicines, and necessary equipment were arranged.

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