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50-bed isolation ward established at SIUT in view of coronavirus


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

01st Apr, 2020. 12:45 am
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SIUT

The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has set up an intensive care unit (ICU) and a 50-bed isolation ward at the hospital as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of coronavirus.

According to the spokesperson of SIUT, the hospital is conducting diagnostic tests of COVID-19 free of cost and over 3,000 people have been screened for the virus since March 18.

He added that the testing facility of Noval coronavirus is available 24/7 throughout the week at the SIUT.

Government has also urged people if they suspect that they are having symptoms of coronaryvirus such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, they should call the helpline immediately (1166) or consult their physician.

Officials and health experts say if you are given an opinion on the Coronavirus Helpline, visit the hospital or doctor immediately.

You can also contact the private laboratories for a test. However, private laboratories can charge you up to Rs 7,900 per test fee while some designated hospitals are also conducting the test for free. You will receive the result or report of these tests in two days (48 hours).

Prime Minister house also Tweetd ” Isolation wards have been created all over Pakistan to cater to Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, Province/Region wise No. of Designated Hospitals ICT – 01 Punjab – 06 Sindh – 04 Baluchistan – 10 KP – 7 GB- 4 AJK – 3″

The following hospitals in different major cities are conducting COVID-19 tests:

Lahore:

Services Hospital

Rawalpindi:

Benazir Bhutto Hospital

Multan:

Nishtar Hospital

Sialkot:

Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital

Faisalabad:

Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital

Allied Hospital

Rahim Yar Khan

Sheikh Zayed Hospital

Karachi:

Government Hospital

Civil Hospital

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center

Private Hospital

Agha Khan University Hospital

Dow Medical College

Quetta:

Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital

Peshawar:

Mohammad Teaching Hospital

Jinnah Teaching Hospital

Prime Teaching Hospital

Pan Lys Hospital

Khalil Hospital

Zia Medical Complex

Mercy Teaching Hospital

Kuwait Teaching

Naseer Teaching Hospital

MSF Hospital

Afridi Medical Complex

Shahab Orthopedic Hospital

Raheem Medical Institute

North Western General Hospital

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital

Akbar Medical Center

Abasin Hospital Habib Medical Center

Ibrahim Hospital

Islamabad:

Pakistan Institute of Management

Gilgit-Baltistan:

Civil Hospital Hunza

DHQ Gilgit

DHQ Chillas

DHQ Skardu

PDSRU

DHQ Karimabad

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences Muzaffarabad

Shaykh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital Muzaffarabad (CMH)

CMH Rawlakot

DHQ Mirpur

DHQ Kotli

DHQ Neelum Valley

DHQ Jhelum Valley

DHQ Bagh

DHQ Haveli

DHQ Bhimbhar

DHQ Sadhnoti

While the National Institutes of Health is the country’s main referral center for Coronavirus Patients.

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