5618 out of 7576 Corona beds are unoccupied in public hospitals

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Staff Reporter

Around 290089 corona patients are recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare (SP&SH) departments, while 407 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.

This was disclosed by Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan Secretary Specialized Healthcare Punjab on Saturday. He said that 7576 beds were reserved in all govt.

hospitals for corona patients, out of which 5618 beds were unoccupied. Likewise, 1648 beds are reserved in govt. hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 1218 beds were vacant so far.

The 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, 2758 beds were vacant.

However, 446 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 358 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 2371 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 712 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 300 ventilators were under use while 489 were unoccupied.

Around 284 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 126 are occupied and 158 ventilators are vacant, said Nabeel Awan.