Administrator Laiq Ahmed on Saturday said that the 77-bed Covid-19 ward at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) has been fully activated.
The Administrator during a visit to the COVID-19 Ward at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital also announced a month’s extra pay for doctors and paramedical staff serving in the ward, said a spokesman of the KMC.
Laiq approached health secretary and asked him to refer the patients, who cannot be admitted in Sindh government run hospitals at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Director Medical Services Dr Masood Ahmed Khan, Director Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Nadir, MS Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Nadeem Asif, Principal Karachi Medical and Dental College Dr. Imtiaz and Dr. FarhatJaffery and others were also present on the occasion.
He said that there are no beds available for COVID-19 patients in all the hospitals in Karachi and this is a very dangerous situation so citizens should not hold any function in view of the current situation.
He also asked the people to strictly follow COVID-19 SOPs otherwise the consequences of the current wave of COVID-19 will be very dangerous.
The Administrator said that due to social interaction on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the number of coronavirus patients in Karachi has increased and the capacity of patients in the existing hospitals of Karachi was reduced.
On the occasion, JDC chief Zafar Abbas announced the immediate provision of 25 more ventilators and five ambulances.