First phase of 1,000-bed field hospital at Lahore’s Expo Centre completed

Published: 03:49 PM, 24 Mar, 2020
First phase of 1,000-bed field hospital at Lahore’s Expo Centre completed
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The Punjab government has completed the first phase of establishing 1000-bedded field hospital in Expo International Centre Lahore for the coronavirus confirmed patients.

As per the details, in the first phase, the government of Punjab has set up 300 beds within two days while the remaining 700 beds would be established within the timeline of two weeks.

Lahore Commissioner Office sources confirmed to 24 News HD Digital about the completion of 300 beds at Expo Centre International.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had given the task to Lahore Division Commissioner Saif Anjum of establishing 1,000-bed field hospital at Expo Centre.

The hospital would cater to the additional patients of positive COVID-19 in case space in hospitals would not be able to accommodate them. It contains separate medical equipment for each patient.

The tally in Punjab jumped to 265 confirmed coronavirus patients with 19 patients reported Tuesday. It is pertinent to mention that first death due to coronavirus in Punjab was also reported on Tuesday. Dr Yasmin Rashid said 57-year-old Afrasiyab died due to the COVID-19.

Punjab government official twitter account @ReformingPunjab to highlight the reforms agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government on Tuesday tweeted, “To accommodate potential #Corona patients and suspected cases Punjab government is setting up field hospitals. The first hall of 1,000 bedded field hospital established in Expo Centre Lahore will be completed by tomorrow.”

The tweet used the hashtag #PunjabCoronavirusUpdate

Faizan Ali Warraich

The writer is an Assistant News Editor at 24 News Digital.