PIMS full to capacity, refuses to take more Covid-19 patients
Attendants of patients gather at the reception of PIMS Hospital.–File photo
As the pandemic situation continues to deteriorate in the federal capital Islamabad, the largest public sector hospital in the city is now full to the capacity and has refused to take in more Covid-19 patients.
Against this backdrop the joint executive director of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has written a letter to the hospital’s dean, informing him of the latest situation. He wrote to the PIMS dean that the hospital is full to the capacity and it cannot take any further patients. He says that coronavirus patients are now waiting in the emergency room of the hospital for availability of beds.
The joint executive director of PIMS says that an unexpected increase in coronavirus cases in the city has added to pressure on the hospital. As a result, he says, pressure on oxygen supply has also increased. He says that several operations at PIMS have been cancelled or postponed due to influx of coronavirus patients into PIMS. He has appealed to the authorities to increase facilities for coronavirus patients at other hospitals of the federal capital.
Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani