263,147 corona patients recovered: Secy

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Staff Reporter

As many as 263147 corona patients are recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments, while 2229 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.

This was disclosed by Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan Secretary Specialized Healthcare Punjab today.

He said that 7491 beds were reserved in all govt. hospitals for corona patients, out of which 4903 beds were unoccupied.

Likewise, 1623 beds reserved in govt. Hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 985 beds were vacant so far.

The Secretary SHC&MED said that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the department had arranged 3307 beds in Isolation wards of all govt.

hospitals in the province, out of which, 2571 beds were vacant. However, 424 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 317 beds are unoccupied.

In addition, 3414 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab government and 1972 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 598 beds are unoccupied, Nabeel Awan added.

The Secretary SHC said the health department had arranged 769 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 409 ventilators were under use while 360 were unoccupied.

Around 272 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 202 are occupied and 70 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.