The Aga Khan College Hospital on Saturday quickly closed its Group Well being Centre for testing any new sufferers for COVID-19 citing overcapacity.
The department additionally closed its emergency companies as a consequence of inflow of coronavirus sufferers; nevertheless, the spokesperson of the hospital confirmed that it was just for a short time period because it was not protected to confess new sufferers at that second.
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“Since Aga Khan [University Hospital] is JCI credited, we have to follow its protocols. As of morning the emergency is now open, but we are over capacitated to accommodate and test COVID-19 patients,” the spokesperson stated.
“This is just temporarily,” the spokesperson assured.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 500 with 267 circumstances in Sindh; 92 in Balochistan; 96 in Punjab; 23 in Okay-P; 21 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 5 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
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Although the lethal infestation has been contained by the Chinese language authorities in Wuhan, the virus has now unfold elsewhere, particularly in Europe and the US, with the World Well being Organisation declaring Europe as the brand new epicentre of the viral illness.
Pakistan, regardless of its shut proximity with China, remained unscathed by the virus till February 26 when a younger man from Karachi examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus. The person, in his twenties, had returned from Iran, which can also be one of many worst-hit nations.