Vaccination in full swing, says Dr Yasmin

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said on Wednesday that vaccination of over 50 age group is going on at a brisk pace and more than 115,000 persons between the age group of 59-60 was vaccinated.

The Minister said that a day earlier, more than 40,000 citizens were vaccinated in all centers.

Dr. Yasmin said that the process flow is being closely monitored and more vaccination counters are being added.

She said more vaccination centers will be added as citizens are turning up in overwhelming numbers at centers.

She said adequate amount of vaccine is available for citizens. She said the number of patients is being increased. People are requested to follow SOPs.

She said uninterrupted vaccine supply is being ensured at all centers. For any queries, she added, people may call up 1033.

Meanwhile, as many as 219,408 corona patients were recovered in public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments, while 578 patients were recovered during the last 24 hours.

This was disclosed by Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department, Punjab today.

He said that 7074 beds were reserved in all govt. hospitals for corona patients, out of which 4108 beds were unoccupied.

Likewise, 1612 beds reserved in govt. hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 794 beds were vacant so far, he added.

The Secretary SHC&MED added that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the Specialized Healthcare Department has arranged 3285 beds in Isolation wards of all govt. hospitals in the province, out of which, 2330 beds were vacant.

However, 439 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 309 beds are unoccupied.

In addition, 3067 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab govt and 1499 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 903 beds reserved in HDU and 449 beds are unoccupied, Nabeel Awan added.

The Secretary SHC said the health the department had arranged 772 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 434 ventilators were under use while 288 are unoccupied.

Around 270 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 234 are occupied and 36 ventilators are vacant, concluded Nabeel Awan.

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