KP to set up 150-bed quarantine in Khyber district
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to set up 150-bed quarantine hospital at Levy Centre Shakus in Khyber district following reports of corona cases in the province.
This was decided during a meeting jointly chaired by Minister for Health and Finance Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra and Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz.
All administrative secretaries and key stakeholders participated in the meeting and discussed issues regarding fear and spread of coronavirus and prepared a mechanism to counter the threat.
The meeting decided to establish 150-bed quarantine camp at Levy Center Shahkas while PDMA and District Administration have been directed to shift the suspected cases of returning Pakistanis from Torkham Border at the centre.
The meeting also decided to communicate that all the teaching and administrative staff will not attend the institutions, except the medical colleges and KMU staff which are required for clinical, pathological and radiological purposes connected with patient care. The administrative and non-clinical staff here also will not be in attendance. – APP