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April 6, 2020

PML-N leader hands over protection kits to hospital in Mansehra

Peshawar

April 6, 2020

MANSEHRA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice-president Sardar Muhammad Yousuf handed over Covid-19 protection gear to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital here on Sunday.

“Our party has started handing over protection kits to health facilities across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as this is time to unite to contain the virus spread instead indulging in political points scoring,” he told reporters after handing over the first consignment of protection equipment to Dr Yasir Khan, deputy medical superintendent of the hospital.

Yousuf, a former federal minister for religious affairs, said that former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif had asked his party’s office-bearers to play an active role in battling the Covid-19. Dr Yasir Khan said that a quarantine centre had been established at the facility where Covid-19 patients were being treated. “We have four ventilators and more are expected to be provided to this facility shortly,” he said.

The assistant commissioner, Sundas Arshad Malik, said that quarantine facility established in Balakot has been relocated to Civil Hospital Baffa. “The district administration has sealed all three entry and exit points to Mansehra where police and medical staff are deputed to allow people who are cleared of Covid-19 testing,” said Malik.

Yousuf, accompanied by PML-N district president Zafar Mehmood, also visited various sections and witnessed measures being taken for the patients. Meanwhile, a prayer-leader and his expatriate nephew tested positive for Covid-19 and shifted to a quarantine centre established at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital on Sunday.

“We have shifted a prayer-leader and his nephew after their screening taken some two days ago proven to be positive,” Dr Yasir Khan, the deputy medical superintendent of King Abdullah Teaching Hospital, told reporters. Maulana Mushtaq and his nephew, Ajmal Khan were shifted Kath quarantine centre by officials of health department, Rescue 1122 and Tehsil Municipal administration from Garwal area following adaptation of Covid-19 protocol.