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A coronavirus therapy ward at a hospital in Karachi. — Reuters/File 
  • Surgical procedures have been halted at CDA Hospital, NIRM, Authorities Companies Hospital, PIMS, Polyclinic.
  • The capital’s administration says scheduled surgical procedures would stay suspended till additional discover.
  • 151 sufferers are presently in PIMS’s coronavirus ward, 11 within the emergency, and 7 on ventilators.

Beforehand scheduled routine surgical procedures at public hospitals in Islamabad have been suspended to make sure a steady provide of oxygen for coronavirus sufferers.

Pakistan has greater than 5,000 coronavirus sufferers on crucial care, with the nation reporting the very best variety of deaths in a single day, because the pandemic started, a number of days in the past. 

To deal with any untoward scenario associated to the availability of oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers, all beforehand scheduled surgical procedures have been halted on the CDA Hospital, the Nationwide Institute of Rehabilitation Drugs, the Authorities Companies Hospital, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Polyclinic.

Islamabad’s administration mentioned scheduled surgical procedures would stay suspended till additional discover.

100 and fifty-one sufferers are presently in PIMS’s coronavirus ward, 11 are being offered therapy on the hospital’s emergency division whereas seven sufferers have been placed on ventilators. 

All ventilators on the Polyclinic have been occupied whereas 28 sufferers are present process therapy on the hospital’s COVID-19 ward.

In the meantime, 42 sufferers on the CDA Hospital’s coronavirus ward are present process therapy whereas 15 coronavirus sufferers are being handled on the Companies Hospital.

Sindh bans elective surgical procedures

The event comes a day after owing to the rising variety of coronavirus instances in Sindh, and the attainable scarcity of oxygen in hospitals that may ensue if the scenario persists, the provincial authorities 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.”

Pakistan would possibly import oxygen from China or Iran

Earlier as we speak, Federal Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned Pakistan would import oxygen from Iran and China if the nation’s coronavirus scenario worsens.

The minister was addressing a press convention the place he was talking concerning the coronavirus scenario within the nation.

Chaudhry mentioned Pakistan would import oxygen from Iran and China if the coronavirus scenario within the nation worsens. He mentioned it was a bit troublesome to deliver oxygen into the nation from different states as it isn’t attainable to move it into the nation through air.

“Oxygen has to be transported via land,” he mentioned, including that whereas Pakistan is dealing with a disaster, there may be nonetheless no must panic proper now. 

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