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Coronavirus: only 144 ventilators embark for Pandemic patients in Sindh


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Apr, 2020. 09:02 pm
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Coronavirus: only 144 ventilators embark for Pandemic patients in Sindh

The Sindh government submitted a detailed report on the Coronavirus in the Supreme Court of Pakistan,, which revealed that there are 383 ventilators in government hospitals for a population of about 40 million people in the province out of which only 144 have been earmarked for coronavirus patients..

The Sindh government submitted response on suo motu notice of the Supreme Court regarding coronvirus crisis.

Measures taken by the Sindh government in connection with the Coronavirus, distribution of rations, sealing 11 union councils of east district of Karachi and details of the ventilators were also submitted by the government of Sindh.

According to the report, there are 383 ventilators active in public hospitals in the province out of which 144 ventilators have been allocated in 12 intensive care units (ICUs) for COVID-19.

The details of the ventilators are as, Ojha Institute 10, Indus Hospital 11, 10 in SIUT Karachi, 12 in Civil Hospital Karachi, 28 in Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, PMU Hospital SBA 14, KMC / CH Khairpur 6, GMMC Sukkur 14,  CMC Hospital Larkana 20, AQS Gumbat 4, Sasam Sehwan 4 and 5 in DHQ kotri.

It was also informed that a total of 1,56 isolation centers have been set up in the province with 327 isolation hospital, 58 field isolation centers and 671 home isolation.

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However, the report also states that 100 more ventilators have been ordered for public hospitals.

The report submitted to the court also provided details about the 11 union councils (UCs) sealed in Karachi.

Describing the details of these union councils sealed in Karachi’s district East, it was said that the total population here of the district is 6,74,70,704 in which 1210 people were tested, out of them 194 were diagnosed with the virus while 1016 patients’ results came negative.

The report also said that these union councils were sealed as the number of Coronavirus cases were increased.

The report also included details of distribution of ration.

Note that the Supreme Court of Pakistan took  suo motu notice on April 10 and orderd the concerned authorities to submit the report.

The first hearing of the case was on April 13, where the Supreme Court lashed out at the Sindh government’s performance regarding the Coronavirus prevention measures in the country, saying that the Sindh government’s performance was regrettable.

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