Lahore: Expo Center Field Hospital temporarily closed after all corona patients discharged
All the patients undergoing treatment at the field hospital set up for Coronavirus patients at Expo Center Lahore were discharged.
According to the Punjab Health Department, the halls have been temporarily closed due to the discharge of patients from the isolation ward of 990 beds.
The hospital had 110 doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that there were no patients in the Expo Center Hospital but there is oxygen facility in 300 beds and this hospital will remain open till Muharram.
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Dr Asad Aslam, said that there has been a marked decrease in the number of corona patients in Lahore and out of 3,000 beds allotted for coronavirus, 2700 beds are vacant.
On the other hand, Punjab Health Secretary Nabeel Awan said that doctors and staff of Expo Center Field Hospital have been shifted to Mayo Hospital.
He said that another wave of coronavirus is feared after Eid but if the patients are not reported, they will decide to close the expo hospital by the end of August.
He said that the bill of Expo Center Field Hospital has been sent which includes the rent while the electricity and other bills amount are Rs. 2 crores.
It may be recalled that 766 people have died so far due to coronavirus in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, while the number of infected patients has risen to 44,810.
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