Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Friday claimed that as many as 3.5 m people have been vaccinated against Coronavirus across the province so far.
Addressing a press conference along with Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas, Dr Yasmin said that the government is trying hard to vaccinate all the teachers before schools opening.
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said it was decided in the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) meeting today to open up walk-in vaccination for people aged 30 and above from Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments said that around 289,682 corona patients have recovered in public sector hospitals including 664 patients recovered in City’s hospitals during the last 24 hours.
Secretary Specialized Healthcare Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan informed that 7576 beds were reserved in all govt.
hospitals for corona patients, out of which 5592 beds were unoccupied. Likewise, 1648 beds reserved in govt. hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 1216 beds were vacant so far. T
he Secretary SHC&MED said that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the department had arranged 3328 beds in Isolation wards of all govt. hospitals in the province, out of which, 2783 beds were vacant.
However, 446 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 361 beds are unoccupied.
In addition, 3459 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab government and 23333 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 700 beds are unoccupied, Nabeel Awan added.
The Secretary SHC said the health department had arranged 789 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 313 ventilators were under use while 476 were unoccupied.
Around 284 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 129 are occupied and 155 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.