Of 24, 21 corona-hit patients brought back to Peshawar quarantine

By: News Desk      Published: 09:59 PM, 10 May, 2021
Of 24, 21 corona-hit patients brought back to Peshawar quarantine
An inside view of Police Services Hospital declared a quarantine centre for people returning from abroad.–INP

Following the directives of National Command Operation Centre (NCOC), the KP authorities have brought back 21 out of 24 covid-affected people to a quarantine, 24NewsHD reported on Monday.

All of the patients were landed at the Peshawar airport from Sharjah through a private airline plane three days ago and were quarantined at the Police Services Hospital Peshawar as they contracted the British variant.

The NCOC directed the KP administration to bring the runaway patients back to the quarantine at all costs. Backed by police, the KP health department brought 21 patients from their different native districts. However, the search for the three runaway patients is on.

Sources said the health department declared the hospital a quarantine centre for people returning from abroad. However, the insiders said the isolation centre lacked the staff and medical facilities that provided room to the patient to go. Corona cases in KP are on the decline as active cases are just 9,727 in which 70 patients on ventilators and 157 are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

Reporter: Syed Azmat Ali Shah