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April 8, 2020

Unit for Covid-hit pregnant women

Lahore

April 8, 2020

LAHORE:The Punjab government has dedicated Sir Ganga Ram Hospital as exclusive facility for treatment of Covid-19 pregnant women, Punjab Health Minister announced here Tuesday while chairing an important meeting at Fatima Jinnah Medical University.

Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor Amir Zaman Khan, Ganga Ram Hospital Medical Superintendent and senior faculty members participated in the meeting. Professor Amir Zaman Khan gave a presentation to the minister on the arrangements and the status of facilities and services that can be made available for expectant mothers.

The minister said, “Pregnant women need special care and here we are making special arrangements for their treatment and care. The staff will be provided PPE and other facilities for the treatment of mothers testing Corona positive. The vice-chancellor and MS will personally supervise the provision of equipment and facilities.”

Dr Yasmin Rashid said, “The Corona isolation section will be reserved only for expectant mothers. We are trying to ensure judicious utilisation of resources on Corona Pandemic. I request all people to stay home for their own and their families’ safety. The VC and the MS have been directed to make all-out arrangements for the pregnant women testing positive for Covid-19.”

praised: Hamdard Foundation cancelled a ceremony for saluting the health workers scheduled on Tuesday, the World HealthCare Day, due to coronavirus epidemic.

Hamdard Foundation president Ms Sadia Rashed in a statement on Tuesday said the WHO had chosen a title of “Achieving Public Health with the collaboration of Nurses and Midwives” which was appropriate to enhance the efforts of providing healthcare to the mothers and infants in the third world. She praised the role of doctors, paramedical staff, specially the nurses under the present harsh conditions of coronavirus, saying they were practically pledging their lives for protecting those of the patients and fellow human beings.