AMC’s OPDs closed after steep rise in Covid patients

Abdul Khaliq Qureshi

The administration of Ayub Medical Complex (AMC) Abbottabad on Thursday closed the out-patient departments (OPDs) of hospital after massive increase in the number of Covid-19 patients in the third wave of the pandemic.

Spokesperson of AMC said that the OPDs have been closed to tackle the worsening situation after a sharp increase in COVID-19 patients.

Other departments of the hospital have been transformed into corona wards after an acute shortage of beds at the corona ICU ward, he added.

The AMC spokesperson clarified that the hospital will only attend the patients with emergency or road accidents.

Earlier, the other day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) home department issued new standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The new set of orders stated that the markets and other trade activities would be closed till 6:00 pm, whereas, the business centres across the province would be completely closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Medical stores, petrol and CNG stations, workshops, mobile franchises and shops selling essential commodities would be exempted from the restrictions.