Covid-19 research centre set up at ASH

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A Covid-19 ward has been set up here at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. It is called the Coronavirus Infection Disease and Research Centre.The newly established centre was inaugurated by Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Monday. It has a capacity to admit 74 patients, including 26 children. Akhtar said those affected by the virus can get treatment at the ward. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said people are availing the free of charge COVID-19 testing facility at the hospital. A professional team of doctors, professors and experts is deputed at the COVID-19 ward, he said. “The intensive care and high dependency units in ASH are in good condition,” Akhtar added. The hospital has received coronavirus testing kits, ventilators and other equipment from the National Disaster Management Authority. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that a well-equipped laboratory is also in the works at the KMC-controlled hospital.

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