Secretary Specialized Healthcare Punjab Barrister Nabeel Ahmed Awan has said that around 296423 corona patients have recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments, while 832 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours.
In a statement issued on Saturday, he said that 7566 beds were reserved in all govt. hospitals for corona patients, out of which 6091 beds were unoccupied. Likewise, 1640 beds reserved in govt. hospitals of the provincial metropolis and 1292 beds were vacant so far.
Nabeel Awan said that in view of the surging corona pandemic, the department had arranged 3344 beds in Isolation wards of all govt. hospitals in the province, out of which, 2948 beds were vacant.
However, 429 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in govt. hospitals of Lahore and 379 beds are unoccupied. In addition, 3424 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of Punjab government and 2617 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 927 beds reserved in HDU and 732 beds are unoccupied, he added.
The Secretary SHC&MED said the health department had arranged 789 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 263 ventilators were under use while 526 were unoccupied. Around 284 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 103 are occupied and 181 ventilators are vacant, he concluded.