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More beds, ventilators to be reserved for corona patients: Yasmin

LAHORE   –  Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid chaired a meeting on directions from Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department on Monday to review the emerging pandemic situation and status of available and required facilities. 

Present in the meeting were Special Secretary Silwat Saeed, Additional Secretary Usman Khalid, Dr Salman Shahid, Prof Dr Mehmood Shaukat, Consultant Professor Dr Asad Aslam Khan, Prof Dr Saqib Saeed, and CEO Punjab Institute of Cardiology Prof Dr Saqib Shafi. 

The Health Minister said, “We are increasing the reserved beds for corona patients at government hospitals. We are now increasing the number of ventilators and oxygenated beds due to rising number of cases. The situation is being monitored on daily basis. All directions of the NCOC ate being monitored and all SOPs are being implemented. We are constantly in touch with the NDMA for ventilators. Oxygen stock and supply is adequate, however. I request people to use face masks. 

All required facilities for corona patients are available at public sector hospitals. The vaccination process is underway as per target in Punjab.”

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