Quarantine facility set up at Attock hospital

Necessary arrangements in place for emergencies


DNA April 15, 2020
A Reuters representational image.

ATTOCK: The Attock district administration has established a field hospital for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients at the site of the proposed mother and children care hospital in Attock.

The field hospital can accommodate 70 patients in a safe and secure environment.

Inaugurating the hospital, Punjab Revenue Minister Col (retired) Anwar Khan said that health workers are performing duties on the front-lines to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and that they are the real heroes of the society.

Attock Deputy Commissioner Ali Anan Qamar said that suspected Covid-19 patients arriving at the quarantine centre at the District Headquarters Hospital will be shifted to the field hospital if the virus is confirmed in them.

“We have made the necessary arrangements here to meet any emergency,” he said.

Earlier, in a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, District Health Authority (DHA) CEO Dr Sohail Ejaz said that the Attock district administration has established 23 quarantine centres.

Later, the minister visited different Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme centres which have been established in different parts of the district for distribution of cash under the programme. He reviewed the arrangements and facilities being provided to the women turning up to receive cash from the government.

He inquired from various women about the facilities, their reservations and the problems they are facing in receiving cash grants.  

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2020.

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