ISLAMABAD-Because the variety of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) instances within the federal capital crossed the two,100 rely, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) administration mulled growing the variety of beds in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), The Nation learnt on Friday.

As per the Nationwide Command and Operations Heart (NCOC) particulars, 85 COVID-19 instances have been confirmed within the metropolis in final 24 hours whereas the overall variety of deaths additionally grew to become 22.

The paperwork obtainable with The Nation mentioned that the PIMS administration tabled the proposal of accelerating variety of beds in ICU at a latest assembly held with Particular Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Nationwide Well being Companies (NHS) Dr. Zafar Mirza throughout his go to.

Particulars mentioned that to date the PIMS ICU has the capability of round 15 beds and eight of them have been occupied with 4 sufferers on ventilators.

The paperwork mentioned that the Govt Director (ED) PIMS Dr. Anser Maxood briefed concerning the assembly with Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being held on 27-05-2020 in PIMS and knowledgeable the Home that he needs to extend the variety of ICU beds in isolation ward.

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In line with the paperwork,various selections have been taken within the assembly unanimously which additionally embody that PCR machine be made practical within the Pathology Division at this time, in order that COVID-19 assessments of the PIMS staff and lifeless our bodies within the mortuary be carried out on prime precedence foundation and the lifeless our bodies be disposedof well timed.

The assembly additionally determined the COVID-19 take a look at to be carried out earlier than any surgical process. In the meantime, it additionally determined to contemplate all sufferers as COVID-19 optimistic for different procedures like endoscopy and dialyses additionally.

It additionally determined that the sufferers can be referred to designated personal labs for COVID-19 assessments with reductions.

After detailed discussions it was determined to designate extra beds/rooms within the wards as isolation beds are usually not possible, subsequently it was determined that one room ought to already be designated in every ward as isolation room for suspected COVID-19 sufferers.

Additional, the assembly determined that the CT scan be executed as first diagnostic instrument for suspected COVID-19 sufferers. The chair additionally requested all head of departments to assist in arranging examination gloves/latex and surgical masks.

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The utmost capability already designated as isolation ward for COVID-19 sufferers is sufficient for PIMS to deal with such sufferers as being tertiary care facility PIMS is already coping with non-COVID-19 sufferers.

A committee comprising Dr. Rubina Alam, Head of Pulmonlogy Division, Dr. Ayesha Isani Majeed, Head of Radiology Division and Dr. Naseem Akhtar, Head of infectious illnesses division was tasked to arrange SOPs for sufferers of COVID-19 optimistic required X-Rays.

Head of Radiology division will put together/ship a request for provision of moveable X-ray machines to NDMA.

It additionally determined to guarantee that the involved group on responsibility/on name are attending the sufferers correctly in EAC and that an officer not under the rank of senior registrar be deputed to be coordinated with in case of emergency.

SAPM on Well being Dr. Zafar Mirza throughout his go to to PIMS had mentioned that authorities is taking each measure to guard folks from the COVID-19, whereas new PCR machine can be put in within the hospital for the COVID-19 testing.

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Dr. Mirza mentioned that the sufferers admitted in PIMS are being offered all doable amenities whereas healthcare employees are additionally giving greatest providers in these tough instances.

He mentioned that the healthcare employees are working day and evening to deal with the problem of COVID-19 and their safety is prime precedence of the federal government. Dr. Mirza additionally mentioned that authorities is making certain uninterrupted provide of Private Safety Gear within the hospital.