LAHORE                   –                  Punjab authorities has rejected reviews {that a} affected person, Imran Ali, who died at Mayo hospital. on Tuesday, was a Corona affected person.

“We have received test reports of Imran Ali, who lost his life at Mayo Hospital , and cause of his death was not COVID19.I urge everyone that these are testing times and we should act responsibly”, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar mentioned in a tweet.  Punjab Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid put the variety of Corona sufferers at six.

Addressing a information convention together with Data Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan, the Well being Minister mentioned that the variety of COVID-19 optimistic sufferers in Punjab had reached six as lab had confirmed 5 extra folks optimistic. “These five people testing positive are from a group of travelers in Dera Ghazi who recently came back from Iran”, she mentioned, including that from among the many first batch of 42 folks, coming from Iran, 5 had been confirmed as optimistic.

She additionally mentioned that the household of the affected person reported optimistic in Mayo Hospital was additionally positioned beneath isolation. She additionally knowledgeable that over 1,200 extra pilgrims have been arriving from Iran in a number of days. They’d be saved in isolation centres, she mentioned. 

“As Punjab is the largest province, we have the largest number of travelers coming and therefore a large number of tests are being done in Punjab”, she defined.  Well being Minister mentioned that one other two teams of vacationers have been being saved beneath surveillance in Multan and in Bahawalpur.

She urged that the sufferers reported optimistic should voluntarily put themselves in isolation. “We currently have 1,250 Ventilators available in Punjab and the procurement process of another 1,000 ventilators has been started”,

“We have developed another quarantine facility at Kala Shah Kaku and in Rawalpindi. The government has also banned meetings of the prisoners in jails with visitors. The Police Lines Hospital in Qila Gojar Singh is being equipped with quarantine facility. Similarly one facility at division level is also being dedicated for quarantine.”

The Minister mentioned that that with a view to guarantee absolute best providers, medical emergency was imposed in Punjab final week. She mentioned that after the assembly of the Nationwide Safety Council, a ban has been imposed on all public gatherings, spiritual congregations whereas training establishments have been closed down.

The Well being Minister mentioned: “Within the present state of affairs, folks should prohibit pointless motion. The Auqaf Division has closed down all shrines. We’re requesting folks to limit themselves to houses and cease pointless motion. We’ve got taken these steps beneath tough circumstances. We’ve got not locked any companies and markets but and we are attempting that life could proceed as a lot regular as doable.

She mentioned Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar had requested the spiritual leaders and students to create consciousness amongst folks via mosques. “The COVID is very infectious virus and 80 per cent of the sufferers recuperate routinely. Only one to 2 per cent of the sufferers could require ventilators. Individuals should take precautionary measure and people affected by flu or having respiratory problems should put on masks.”

Dr. Yasmin Rashid elaborated: “The updates are being shared with all and the stakeholders must play their role in controlling the epidemic. There is no justification whatsoever for doctor’s strike in such circumstances. I myself visited the Services and Mayo Hospitals last night. All necessary equipment has been provided to the staff in Tertiary Care, DHQ and THQ hospitals. China has made great progress in containing the virus and I pay rich tribute to the Chinese doctors losing their lives in the line of duty.”

Replying to a query, she mentioned that that the affected person coming from Mandi Bahauddin was already in critical situation and was in Coma. “His necessary tests have been taken and the lab will confirm his exact status. The patient had travelled to Muscat from Iran and then came to Pakistan hence was kept in the isolation ward” Dr. Yasmin Rashid additional defined.

Well being Minister mentioned that the suspect and confirmed sufferers have been being saved in separate wards in authorities hospitals.

“The Tayyeb Erdgon Hospital in Muzaffargarh, PKLI in Lahore, Institute of Urology in Rawalpindi and Civil Hospital in Bahawalpur have been dedicated for Corona”, she mentioned. 

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan mentioned the Punjab authorities had taken efficient measures to curb the unfold of coronavirus. He requested the merchants to not hoard sanitizers, face masks and different direly wanted gadgets, and warned them of strict motion if discovered indulged within the malpractice.