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  • Sindh govt bans elective surgical procedures throughout all private and non-private hospitals to avoid wasting oxygen.
  • Resolution taken to deal with the opportunity of oxygen scarcity within the province amid the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances.
  • Govt clarifies that surgical procedures in emergency circumstances will proceed per common.

Owing to the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the province and the potential scarcity of oxygen in hospitals that may ensue if the state of affairs persists, the Authorities of Sindh Monday issued directives to ban elective surgical procedures.

Taking to Twitter, Sindh Authorities Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab introduced that the choice has been taken as a precaution. 

“The #SindhGovt has decided to impose a complete ban on elective surgeries in public as well as private hospitals,” he wrote. “It is clarified that surgeries in emergency cases will continue #SaveOxygen.”

Earlier at the moment, the Sindh authorities had ordered the closure of all faculties, faculties and universities amid the COVID-19 surge. The federal government additionally introduced that every one public places of work will function with an important workers of 20% solely.

Pakistan’s coronavirus tally crosses 800,000 mark

The choice by the provincial authorities got here after 70 extra individuals succumbed to coronavirus in Pakistan.

The brand new deaths took the nationwide COVID-19 dying toll to 17,187, whereas over 4,800 new infections have been reported throughout the nation, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) knowledge confirmed.

As per the official knowledge, 50,161 checks have been performed within the final 24 hours, from which 4,825 checks returned optimistic.

The positivity charge of coronavirus in Pakistan stands at 9.61% as of at the moment (Monday) whereas the variety of lively circumstances stands at 89,219.

The brand new circumstances have taken the nationwide tally of optimistic circumstances to 800,452 with 285,542 reported in Punjab, 290,788 in Sindh, 114,077 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,743 in Balochistan, 16,591 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,258 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Highest single-day dying toll

Pakistan on Saturday reported 157 deaths attributable to COVID-19, making it the nation’s highest single-day dying toll for the reason that coronavirus pandemic started final 12 months.

Beforehand, the very best dying toll reported by the nation was 153 on June 20 final 12 months.

Govt seeks military’s assist in implementation of COVID-19 SOPs

The Federal Ministry for Inside on Sunday had issued a notification stating that Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Islamabad Capital Territory will (in accordance with their wants) search the assistance of the Pakistan Military to strictly implement the coronavirus SOPs. The orders, nevertheless, don’t apply to Sindh.

The Federal Minister for Inside Sheikh Rasheed had made the announcement and mentioned that the choice to hunt the help of the armed forces was taken throughout a gathering of the Nationwide Coordination Committee for Coronavirus on Friday, April 23, beneath the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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