DC Hyderabad Fuad Ghaffar Soomro said that Stadium-based isolation centre would be used only if required. PHOTO: EXPRESS

250-bed isolation centre being set up in Hyderabad's Niaz Stadium

Stadium-based isolation centre would be used only if required, says Hyderabad deputy commissioner

Z Ali April 20, 2020

A 250-bed isolation centre is being established at Niaz Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad following a spike of novel coronavirus cases in Sindh.

The Hyderabad Club and Sindh Sports Board Hostel, which are located in the premises of stadium, have already been turned into an isolation centre. Both the club and hostel were provided beds on Monday.

Meanwhile, the supply of items from the Provincial Disaster Management Authority as requisitioned by Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Fuad Ghaffar Soomro has also begun.

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Soomro told The Express Tribune that the stadium-based isolation centre would be used only if required. "That will be the last resort," he added.

The items requisitioned from the PDMA included 10 hospital tents, 250 folding beds, 500 pillows and as many bed-sheets, 250 mosquito nets, 250 water coolers and 500 hygiene kits, among other items.

The DC confirmed that the administration has received supplies from the PDMA.


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