PIMS decides against reopening OPDs amid coronavirus outbreak.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital Islamabad has decided against opening its out-patient departments (OPDs) despite orders from the federal capital's administration owing to fear of coronavirus spread, media reported.

According to sources, a meeting of the hospital's consultants and head of the departments (HoDs) was held today where it was agreed to continue closure of all the OPD services in the hospital for another month.

'Allowing the operations at the OPDs could risk outbreak of the virus,' the meeting noted.

The sources while quoting participants of the meeting said that the emergency department of the PIMS hospital was playing an effective role in treating patients while telemedicine centre at the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) was also performing well to advise citizens on various diseases.

It is pertinent to mention here that district administration in Islamabad on Thursday decided to resume out-patient departments (OPDs) services in the public and private hospitals across the...

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