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April 6, 2020

PHC okays 21 private hospitals to treat Covid patients

National

April 6, 2020

LAHORE: After special inspections of the Punjab Healthcare Commission, 21 private hospitals of five major cities of the province are ready to treat Covid-19 patients.

Thirteen hospitals in Lahore, three in Gujranwala, two each in Multan and Faisalabad and one in Rawalpindi have been cleared by the PHC to treat coronavirus patients. The hospitals have allocated 322 beds in isolation wards and high dependency units for the coronavirus patients.

Also, the facilities of intensive care units and ventilators have been made available for patients. Moreover, after intervention and guidance by the PHC, 16 hospitals of the City have been prepared to ensure timely reporting which is essential for the virus control measures.

They have been given access to the dashboard of the Health Department for the reporting of Covid-19 patients, which will help get a true picture of the number of patients and treatment facilities available for them. Also, the hospitals have been directed to provide information about the suspected and confirmed coronavirus patients.