KARACHI: As many as 5,800 people have visited Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) coronavirus clinics in the last two weeks, as of Friday, while the number of visitors have been on the rise as the days pass.
According to SIUT spokesperson Dr Bakhsh Ali, of the total number of patients, 884 went through testing and 207 tested positive for Covid-19. He stated that 50 patients were admitted into the isolation ward at the hospital, and the remaining 157 were advised to isolate at their homes.
Meanwhile, a total of 15 seriously ill patients were placed on ventilators, Ali added. According to the hospital’s management, seven patients had recovered and were discharged, while two died during treatment.
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He claimed the number of visitors at the clinic was increasing, adding that 251 individuals had visited the clinic between Thursday and Friday.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ali said that 205 patients who tested positive were from Karachi, adding that of the two from outside the city, one patient was a girl from Jacobabad while the other belonged to Jhang district in Punjab.
“The clinic is open for everyone. We have set it up for the general public,” he maintained, adding that they also had a 24-hour helpline to provide guidance to callers, which can be reached at 021-99215469.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2020.