‘Field hospitals ready to fight coronavirus’

The CS issued instructions to officers to submit their suggestions to finalise a strategy on the construction industry


​ Our Correspondent April 06, 2020
A general view of beds set up at the premises of the Expo Center, after the government turned it into a hospital following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lahore. REUTERS

LAHORE: Field hospitals for coronavirus patients are being established across the province on the pattern of Expo Centre Lahore, Punjab Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan has said.

“Two similar health facilities would be functional in Rawalpindi and Jhelum within the next three days.”

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting on Sunday. The meeting reviewed measures to curb the spread of virus, SOPs for companies in the construction sector and strategy to send pilgrims to their hometowns. The CS issued instructions to officers to submit their suggestions to finalise a strategy on the construction industry.

The meeting was briefed that the process of quarantine and testing of pilgrims in DG Khan and Multan had been completed and those tested negative for coronavirus would be sent to their hometowns whereas others would be quarantined for 14 more days.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2020.