Ban on clinical practice at private hospitals, medical centers lifted in KP
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has lifted ban on clinical practice in all private hospitals, medical centers and Homeopathic clinics on condition of strict following of SOPs and guidelines chalked out to stem spread of coronavirus infection. According to a notification issued by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission, all registered health care establishments and clinics are allowed to provide health care services to public. However, the notification continued, this permission is given over the condition of ensuring strict implementation of precautionary protocols and principles of COVID-19 by KP Health Department and Health Care Commission from time to time. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department had, on March 30, 2020, clamped a ban on private practice in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and declaration of emergency by the government. Meanwhile, three more quarantine centres comprising 1,200 rooms with attached washrooms have been established at Torkham, Taftan and Chaman borders for providing timely health facilities to the patients affected by coronavirus pandemic. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman, in a statement, Tuesday said the 600 rooms quarantine centre had already been handed over to local administration of Torkham, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. While the 300 rooms each quarantine centres of Taftan and Chaman situated in Balochistan province would be handed over to the local administration soon. The quarantine centres established in prefabricated portable containers are meant to provide quarantine and cure facilities to patients of the coronavirus in a safe and secure environment. - APP