People gather to receive their coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine doses, at a vaccination centre in Karachi, Pakistan April 28, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Five more people lose battle to Covid in Rawalpindi

NCOC states 106 new cases reported in federal capital

​ Our Correspondents May 25, 2021

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday said that 106 new cases of coronavirus were reported from the federal capital during the last 24 hours.

According to an official of NCOC, as many as 156 cases were reported on Sunday while 146 cases were reported on Saturday. He said so far 80,418 cases while 745 deaths were reported from the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), adding that 72, 1422 patients had recovered completely.

Meanwhile in Rawalpindi, as many as 44 more positive cases were reported during the last 24 hours, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 25,908 in the district while five lost their lives to the deadly virus. As per the latest data released by the District Health Authority (DHA), the total infected cases included 23,929 from Rawalpindi and 1,979 from other districts.

The report said among the new cases, 10 were reported from Rawal Town, six from Potohar, 13 from Cantt, eight from Taxila, and one each from Gujar Khan and Attock.

Presently, 101 confirmed patients were admitted to various facilities with 15 at Holy Family Hospital, 16 at Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 38 at Institute of Urology, 25 at Fauji Foundation Hospital, one at Hearts International Hospital and three each at Bilal hospital and Akhtar Rukhsana Memorial trust, the report read.

DHA updated that so far 24,131 patients had been discharged after making a recovery while 1,740 were in quarantine with 1,012 at home and 728 in isolation wards.

Abbottabad vaccination centre in final phase

The district administration with the cooperation of the health department is all set for establishing a well-equipped vaccination centre at Jalal Baba Auditorium Abbottabad to be opened soon for an inoculation drive for citizens.

Abbottabad Assistant Commissioner Dr Mujtaba Bharwana visited the newly-established coronavirus vaccination centre and reviewed the progress of the work. He also directed the staff to swiftly complete the centre to facilitate the people of the city.

While briefing the AC, health department officials said that a large number of the people would be benefited from the centre as it is located in the city area. A huge place at Jalal Baba Auditorium vaccination centre has been reserved for the senior citizens while, at the same time, dozens of other people would be vaccinated as well.

At the centre, the health department has provided face masks, temperature guns and other medical facilities. On the directives of Abbottabad DC, Rescue 1122 has also deputed an ambulance at the center permanently to tackle any untoward situation.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2021.

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