KP’s Covid Task Force for enhancing capacity of hospitals

By: News Desk      Published: 10:42 AM, 9 Dec, 2020
KP’s Covid Task Force for enhancing capacity of hospitals

A meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Task Force on Covid-19 was held at Corps Headquarters in Peshawar, said ISPR statement on Wednesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood and other senior civil and military officials attended the meeting.

The Forum was apprised about the review of Covid-19 situation in the province and actions being taken to implement coronavirus SOPs.

The Forum was also apprised about the current capacity of hospitals for Covid patients and measures being taken to enhance further.

Steps for Implementation of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI) in light of NCOC directions were discussed in detail.

KP CM Mahmood Khan expressed satisfaction on the progress made so far to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the province.

Meanwhile, the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic claimed 60 more lives during the past 24 hours, raising the death toll in Pakistan to 8,547, showed the latest data released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning.

Punjab again recorded most of these deaths as 24 people died of the virus in the province. It was followed by 21 in Sindh, 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four in Islamabad and one in Balochistan.

On the other hand, the total number of coronavirus cases reached 426,412 after the virus was found in another 2,963 people on Tuesday.

And it was Sindh where most of the latest infections were reported with 1,472 new cases. The corresponding figures for Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad were 613, 428 and 369 respectively.

Hence, the pandemic-related region-wise numbers currently stand at: Sindh 187,684 cases and 3,081 deaths, Punjab 124,804 cases and 3,242 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 50,506 cases and 1,429 deaths, Islamabad 33,420 cases and 345 deaths, Balochistan 17,540 cases and 170 deaths, Azad Kashmir 7,427 cases and 182 deaths, Gilgit Baltistan 4,761 cases and 98 deaths.