285,256 corona patients recovered: Secy

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Staff Reporter

As many as 285,256 corona patients have recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments, while 1,420 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.

This was disclosed by Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan Secretary Specialized Healthcare Punjab today. He said that 7602 beds were reserved in all govt.

hospitals for corona patients, out of which 5379 beds were unoccupied. Likewise, 1659 beds reserved in govt. hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 1186 beds were vacant so far.

The Secretary SHC&MED said that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the department had arranged 3301 beds in Isolation wards of all govt. hospitals in the province, out of which, 2682 beds were vacant.

However, 446 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 367 beds are unoccupied. In addition, 3513 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab govt and 2243 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 679 beds are unoccupied.

Nabeel Awan added. The Secretary SHC said the health department had arranged 788 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 334 ventilators were under use while 454 were unoccupied.

Around 284 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 146 are occupied and 138 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.