Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Sunday said that National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will establish two more COVID-19 testing labs in Karachi for coronavirus detection.
“Under the instructions of PM Imran Khan, the NDMA will establish two COVID 19 testing labs at the Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) &Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). These labs will start within a week inshallah. More labs to be opened all over Sindh”.
The government has listed 14 laboratories for COVID-19 screening tests across the country to facilitate the nationals.
The names of the labs in Karachi are already set up at Aga Khan University Hospital, Civil Hospital, Ojha Institute and Indus Hospital.
Meanwhile, Sindh on Sunday reported two new deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking Pakistan’s total toll to 15 and the provincial tally to three.
Sindh Health and Population Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho confirmed that two more citizens have died from the novel coronavirus in Karachi.
“One of the patients was 83-years-old while the other was 70-years-old,” she said, adding that both patients had pneumonia and COVID-19.
“The cause of death in both cases was pneumonia along with Covid-19,” she added.