KP hospitals, labs corona testing capacity being enhanced: CM advisor.


Peshawar -- Adviser to KP Chief Minister for Information Ajmal Wazir has said the Khyber Pakhunkhwa government is enhancing the capacity of the public sector hospitals to effectively handle the Covid-19 situation.

He expressed these view while briefing media at the Civil Secretariat here yesterday.

He said the number of high dependency beds would be increased to 1,644 by the end of July, while the intensive care unit beds in public sector hospitals would also be increased to 330.

He said the National Disaster Management Authority would provide 40 ICU beds, 310 high dependency beds, and 100 oxygen isolated beds to three major hospitals of the province.

Ajmal Wazir stated the number of Covid-19 tests would be increased to 10,000 per day by the end of July.

He said the capacity of the public sector laboratories would also be increased to 7,000 per day, while the private laboratories' capacity would be enhanced to 3,000 per day.

He said the number of corona tests in the Khyber Medical University would be enhanced to 3100, Swat lab to 900, Abbottabad lab to 900, HMC lab to 190, KTH lab to 150 and Mardan lab capacity would be increased to 250 per day. Similarly, the Swabi lab's capacity would be enhanced to 450, Bannu lab to 450, Kohat and Dir lab to 450, and Dera Ismail Khan lab capacity would reach to 650 per day.

Ajmal Wazir said that the Khyber Pakhunkhwa government has sent a letter to the Peshawar High Court for nomination of a judge for the Judicial Commission to probe the recent police torture on a citizen in Tahkal incident.

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