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Tuesday Jul 07 2020
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About 1,227 oxygenated beds provided to hospitals across the country, NCOC told

The NCOC meeting, headed by Federal Minister for Planning, Development Asad Umar, was briefed that about 6,392 times the instructions issued by the government were violated all over Pakistan. Photo: Geo.Tv/File

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) was told that in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan's instructions, about 1,227 oxygenated beds have been provided to hospitals across the country.

A meeting of the NCOC was held on Tuesday with Federal Minister for Planning, Development Asad Umar in the chair to discuss the availability of Personal Protection Equipment, masks and other resources in the hospitals during coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The participants were informed that around 80 oxygen beds have been provided to Azad Jammu and Kashmir — including 20 beds at Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences, 20 at DHQ Kotli, 20 beds at DHQ Bhimber. 20 beds have been sent to Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad.

In province-wise breakdown, the meeting was apprised that about 100 oxygen beds were given to Fatima Jinnah Hospital in Balochistan, while in Gilgit-Baltistan, 100 more oxygen beds have been added to the healthcare system.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 320 oxygenated beds — including 250 beds of Peshawar Institute of Cardiology and 70 beds at Charsadda Hospital — have been allocated in the province.

The meeting was briefed that Punjab has been provided with 330 oxygenated beds out of which 280 were operationalised at Expo Centre Lahore and 70 at Social Security Hospital.

In addition, Sindh has been provided with 70 more oxygenated beds at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Similarly, about 227 oxygenated beds have been given to Islamabad including 13 beds of polyclinic Hospital, 152 beds at PIMS and 59 beds at Capital Development Authority Hospital Hospital.

6,392 violations reported over the last 24 hours

During the last 24 hours, 6,392 times the instructions issued by the government were violated all over Pakistan. In response to which, more than 604 markets, shops, one industrial unit were sealed and 1,001 transporters were fined in this regard.

The national control centre was told that provincial governments are working hard to implement health guidelines issued by the centre in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure public safety and health of the citizens of the country.