Karachi mayor launches free coronavirus testing service

By: INP      Published: 09:49 PM, 25 Jun, 2020
Karachi mayor launches free coronavirus testing service

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the metropolis, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has announced free COVID-19 testing service at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Karachi Mayor inaugurated the COVID-19 testing service at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital today. He appealed the citizens to undergo coronavirus tests without any charges. He added that the hospital’s laboratory staff comprises experienced doctors and paramedics.

The launching of free coronavirus testing facility was followed by the establishment of the country’s biggest high dependency unit (HDU) in Expo Centre of Karachi within 68 hours.

The newly-established 140-bed HDU was equipped with modern medical machinery to treat COVID-19 patients in order to reduce the burden of other hospitals after a spike in patients infected with the coronavirus.

The high dependency unit established with the collaborative efforts of Sindh government and Pakistan Army for the COVID-19 patients in Hall Number 5 of the Expo Centre within less than three days.