Saturday, October 1, 2022

Coronavirus quarantine center with 300 beds established in Islamabad

Coronavirus quarantine center with 300 beds established in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Modern quarantine center comprising 300 beds has been established to handle coronavirus patients in Islamabad. According to the NDMA spokesperson on Tuesday, the modern quarantine center was established in Islamabad within a week on emergency basis. The government has set up quarantine center at Islamabad International Airport to effectively handle people coming from abroad after thorough screening. The coronavirus affected patients from China, Iran and other countries will be kept under observation at quarantine center for 15 days. The NDMA spokesperson said that the quarantine centre will provide many facilities including a dispensary, a cafeteria and other recreational facilities will be available within the premises. The spokesperson stated that the quarantine centre has been set up as a precautionary measure to manage the outbreak of the coronavirus. In addition, the NDMA has also established a modern quarantine centre with 300 beds in Islamabad and has obtained three modern scanners – worth Rs20 million – to identify individuals showing higher body temperature on arrival in Pakistan. Earlier today, coronavirus cases jumped in Pakistan as total number of patients rise to five. This report was confirmed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza. “We have now 5th confirmed case of #COVID19 in federal areas,” Dr Zafar Mirza said. “Patient is stable and is being managed well. I request the media to respect the privacy of the patient and the family,” the special assistant tweeted. Dr Zafar Mirza said that one of the two patients has tested positive in the capital Islamabad and the other one in Karachi. It is noteworthy that the earlier two cases were also detected in the same cities. The special assistant said they were fast recovering and one would be discharged from hospital soon. He said the government would further reinforce surveillance measures at border crossings with Iran and other neighbouring countries. “I can confirm 2 new cases of #coronavirus disease have been diagnosed today in Pakistan. 1 in Sindh and 1 in Fed areas. These patients are being handled according to clinical protocols. Contact tracing  has started and we will make sure all concerned are taken well care off,” Zafar Mirza tweeted. In another tweet, the special assistant said, “National and provincial leaders met today for a marathon coordination meeting to further ramp up the national effort to combat #coronavirus. Most importantly we took action to scale up measures and coordinate across all levels and with all stakeholders.”