12 more coronavirus labs to be established, NDMA informs PM
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has informed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan that presently, 20 coronavirus testing laboratories are fully functional whereas 12 more would be established soon.
This was apprised by Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal at a meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan in Islamabad. The prime minister reached that the first consignment of 57,000 kits was imported from China, followed by another of 30,000, while 192,000 more would reach Pakistan by today.
The meeting reviewed over the coronavirus control, diagnosing facilities, continuity of industrial process under the current situation.
The meeting decided that besides the public hospitals, it would be binding upon the private sector run hospitals to allocate beds and facilities for the coronavirus infection patients under a special ratio.
The premier directed for expediting coordination and compiling of data process regarding infected patients, health facilities in hospitals, testing kits, and availability of ventilators in all the provinces.
The number of total coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reached 2039 across the country till Wednesday after diagnosing 178 new cases within 24 hours.
According to National Command and Control Authority, the nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients reached 2039 with 676 cases in Sindh, 708 in Punjab, 158 in Balochistan, 253 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 184 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 54 in Islamabad and six in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As many as 10 patients are in critical condition, while 82 patients have recovered from the infection.
The virus claimed Pakistan’s 26th life till March 31 in the country.
Coronavirus in Pakistan
Confirmed Cases: 2,039
Cases (24 HRS) 12pm to 12pm: 105
Deaths (24 HRS) 12pm to 12pm: 0