Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed on Wednesday set up a COVID-19 vigilance committee comprising five senior doctors at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH).
Its members include Principal Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) DrAftabImtiaz, Convener Executive Committee KMDC DrFarhatJafferi, Medical Superintendent Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr. Nadeem Asif, Director Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr. M. Nadir Khan and Medical Superintendent SarfrazRafiqi Shaheed Hospital Dr. Nadeem Rajput.
A meeting was held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Administrator in which Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Dr. FarhatJafari, Dr. AftabImtiaz, Dr. Nadeem Rajput, Dr. Muhammad Ali Abbasi, Saif Abbas and other officers were also present.
Ahmed said that all final decisions regarding the emergency ward set up at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital will be the responsibility of this vigilance committee and no one will be able to challenge the decisions of this committee.
It was informed in the meeting that so far 38 patients are being treated in COVID-19 ward and in view of the critical situation in Karachi, patients continue to come to the hospital. He said that 16 more beds are being added on the fourth floor of the ward.