Pak Army Pitches In With 10,000 Bedded Hospital At Expo Center Karachi

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As an attempt to clampdown the current predicament from the Coronavirus, Pakistan Army has announced the inauguration of a Field Hospital at Expo Centre, Karachi. Following, the Army Medical Corps battalion will be responsible for handling the hospital operations.

Establishment Of The Field Hospital By Army Medical Corps!

Owing to the global epidemic, which as of now is a national concern, a battalion of the Army Medical Corps from Malir Cantonment has decided to turn Karachi’s Expo Centre into a noteworthy Field Hospital.

The doctors, paramedical staff, nurses and technicians hailing from the Medical corps are said to be arriving today. Their initial task will be to set up 10,000 beds, subsequently, isolating the infected patients in a supposedly safe and secure environment.

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According to Chief Sindh, Murad Ali Shah: “On a request from the Sindh Government, the Medical Corps of the Pakistan Army has come forward to help us in the establishment of a field hospital. Nonetheless, it will have 10,000 beds at the Expo Centre Karachi to isolate and treat coronavirus patients. Importantly, the Sindh government would bear all the expenses for the establishment of the facility.” Previously, Sindh Govt established the world’s largest Coronavirus care and cure emergency centre in Sukkur.

In the first quarter, the Medical Corps will set up 500-beds with treatment and isolation facilities to be in one hall of the building. If the authorities would require more beds, the rest of the halls will be occupied for the purpose.

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Meeting With The Medical Corps!

Nevertheless, Sindh Government’s meeting with the Medical Corps also discussed other reforms to be taken care of. For starters, the government proposed the distribution of 2,000,000 ration bags to the financially challenged.

Regarding the situation, the chief minister asserted: “With the closure of malls, and restaurants, as a partial lockdown. We have tried to slow down the spread of Coronavirus so that necessary arrangements for establishing isolation centres can be made accordingly.

Moreover, the proposition also acknowledged the construction of a warehouse, for the stockpiling of food items. Clearly, the officials responsible for supplying the bags will avoid any type of duplication with the items. Also, the meriting people on the basis of their needs will have to register themselves for any supplies. The authorities will then distribute the bags, after verification procedures.

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