Following the detection of corona cases in the nephrology department of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the hospital administration has announced dialysis only for Islamabad residents.
The PIMS administration has also issued an order in this regard stating that due to the emergence of Corona cases, patients from other cities will be given dialysis only in case of emergency.
The order also said that patients would be referred to hospitals in their areas after the emergency.
The PIMS administration also says that all patients coming to the hospital for dialysis must have their corona test and bring the report with them, dialysis will not take place if they failed to bring the corona test report.
On the other hand, 3 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Government Degree College Satellite Town Rawalpindi.
Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi has sealed the college for one week after the corona test of three teachers of the college came positive. The college will remain closed from October 23 to October 29.
Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid has said that the situation could get out of control if corona cases continue to increase.
Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said that people’s immunity is low in winter so there is a high possibility of corona growth and if corona cases continue to increase, the situation may get out of control.
He said that the increase in Corona cases in the country is a matter of concern and because of this complete lockdown harms the economy, the working class is affected so poor countries cannot tolerate complete lockdown.
The rate of corona cases is increasing again in Pakistan and the NCOC has warned that if the people do not take precautions, they may go for lockdown again.
On the rise of corona cases Federal Minister Asad Omar has appealed to the public to follow the SOPs, to deal with corona epidemics the National Command and Operations Center (NCCOC) has said that the if the SOPs has not been followed then. Lockdown and shutdown of industries may occur.
It is to be noted that corona cases have been increasing in Pakistan for the last one week and during one week the corona cases have been reported to be positive at 2.5% while the death rate has also increased to 140%.
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