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CM Sindh inaugurates 200-bed Infectious Disease Hospital in Karachi

July 5, 2020 |

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the newly established 200-bedded Sindh Infectious Diseases Hospital in Karachi on Sunday. It has been constructed at a cost of over 1.73 billion rupees. Initially, the hospital would start formal operation with 54 beds and within next six weeks it would work at 200-bedded capacity.   Source: […]

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New 50-bed hospital for coronavirus patients established in Karachi

July 2, 2020 |

Sindh government has established a new 50-bed hospital for coronavirus patients in Karachi which will be functionalized from Friday. In a statement, Provincial Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said that the hospital was established in a short duration with the facilities of High-Dependency Units (HDU) and six-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).   Source: Radio Pakistan

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Some 189 oxygenated beds added in capital’s hospitals in last four days: NCOC

June 26, 2020 |

National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday that some 189 additional oxygenated beds have been added in Govt hospitals in Islamabad in the last four days to meet contingency requirements. As many as 2,775 people tested covid positive in last 24 hours. While 59 people have lost their lives while battling the pandemic […]

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Ninth consignment of protective equipment for doctors dispatched to provinces

June 25, 2020 |

Ninth consignment of protective equipment for doctors has been dispatched to the provinces. According to a spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority, Sindh has been provided 200,000 surgical masks and 45,000 ICU masks of various types. Other equipment dispatched to the province includes 28,000 protective suits, 50,000 surgical gowns, 75,000 pairs of gloves and 25,000 […]

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There is no shortage of ventilators in hospitals: Ajmal Wazir

June 23, 2020 |

Advisor to Chief Minister on information Ajmal Wazir says there is no shortage of ventilators in hospitals for Corona patients in the province. In a media briefing in Peshawar today (Tuesday), he said the government is providing all possible medical treatment including oxygen to the corona affected patients. Ajmal Wazir said the government has imposed […]

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Testing facility for COVID-19 being extended at district level: CM Balochistan

June 23, 2020 |

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has stressed the need for commencement of testing for COVID-19 at district level in the province. He was presiding over a high level meeting held in Quetta to review the situation that emerged after the spread of coronavirus and facilities being provided at all divisional and district health units […]

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Health, education sectors given priority in next budget of Balochistan: Buledi

June 22, 2020 |

Balochistan Finance Minister Zahoor Ahmed Buledi says health and education sectors have been given priority attention in the new provincial budget. Addressing a post budget press conference in Quetta, he said steps are being taken to improve living standard of poor people through Awami endowment fund. He said 500 million rupees have been allocated for […]

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Sarwar urges people to strictly follow SOPs on Eid ul Azha to contain coronavirus

June 21, 2020 |

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has urged people to strictly adhere to the SOPs on the occasion of Eid ul Azha to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In a message today, he said the cattle markets can cause  spread of coronavirus, therefore all stakeholders must work in complete coordination. The Governor appreciated the role of doctors […]

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Coronavirus badly affected economy: Mian Aslam

June 18, 2020 |

A high level meeting, chaired by Punjab Minister for Trade and Industries, Mian Aslam Iqbal, was held at the Civil Secretariat in Lahore. Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht participated in the meeting via video link. The Punjab Employment Scheme was reviewed in the meeting in context with the spread of the coronavirus. Under this […]

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Poverty, unemployment because of COVID19 in Sindh far greater proportionally than in other provinces: Prime Minister

June 17, 2020 |

Prime Minister Imran Khan says poverty and unemployment because of Covid-19 in Sindh is far greater proportionally than in other provinces. In a tweet on Wednesday, he said 32% of all applications received by PM Relief Fund are from Sindh whereas population of Sindh comprises of around 22% of country’s population. He said while distributing […]

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Govt to impose smart lockdown in most affected areas in seven cities of Punjab

June 17, 2020 |

In view of increasing cases of coronavirus in Punjab, government has decided to impose smart lockdown in most affected areas in seven cities of the province. The cities include Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Gujarat. The decision has been taken under guidelines of the National Command and Operations Center. In a statement in […]

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8th consignment of protective equipment for health workers sent to provinces

June 17, 2020 |

The 8th consignment of protective equipment for doctors and other paramedics has been sent to hospitals of all four provinces. According to the Spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the consignment include 306 thousand medical and face masks of different types, 50700 protective suits, 150  thousand surgical gowns, 15000 protective caps, 30,000 shoes covers […]

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