NCOC adds 250 more ventilators in hospitals to fight coronavirus
June 6, 2020 07:57 PM
The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has provided 250 more ventilators to enhance capacity and meet requirements of provinces including AJ& K, GB & ICT over last one week to overcome challenges in critical care as coronavirus spread continues to rise in Pakistan.
With the addition of these, the total ventilators available for COVID-19 patients across the country have reached 1400 with 32% vents allocated have been occupied till date.
As per detail, 72 new ventilators have been provided to hospitals in Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore in Punjab province.
Now Faisalabad hospitals have 150 ventilators among which 57 have been allocated-for COVID-19 patients and currently five are in use. In Lahore, the total available ventilators are 793 among which 214 have been allocated for COVID-19 patients with 77 patients being treated on these.
In Multan, the number of available ventilators is 150 with 18 allocated for COVID-19 patients among which six are occupied. In Rawalpindi, there are total 229 ventilators with 64 dedicated for COVID-19 patients and 22 are being in use.
The NCOC has provided 52 new ventilators to Sindh for Karachi and Sukhar hospitals. The most populous city of the country Karachi now have total 461 ventilators at its disposal with 136 allocated for COVID-19 patients 136 and 62 patients are being treated on the vents. In Hyderabad, there are total 50 ventilators available with 20 for COVID-19 patients while no patient is on ventilator in the city.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has received 52 ventilators for health facilities in Peshawar and Abbottabad areas. Now the total ventilators number in Peshawar is 171 with 75 dedicated for COVID-19 patients among which 47 are in use. Abbottabad has total available 25 ventilators with 12 allocated for COVID-19 patients and four in use.
For Balochistan, the NCOC has released 20 more ventilators for Quetta taking the total number in the provincial capital to 61 with 29 allocated for COVID-19 patients with no patient on the ventilator.
Gilgit-Baltistan has got 10 new ventilators taking the total number to 26 with five allocated for COVID-19 patients and one currently in use.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir has got 10 more ventilators taking the total number to 29. Currently, total available ventilators in Muzaffarabad are 28 with 18 allocated for COVID-19 patients and in Mirpur the number is 11 and all are allocated for COVID-19 patients. No ventilator is currently in use in AJK.
In Islamabad Capital Territory, PIMS got 24 new ventilators and Poly Clinic 10. Total available ventilators in ICT are now 246 with 92 allocated for COVID-19 patients among which 13 are occupied.
The NCOC detailed that the total number of hospitals having COVID-19 isolation/ cases management facilities is 747 across the country and 22,589 beds have been allocated for coronavirus patients and currently 5,060 patients are being treated at the hospitals.