City hospitals brace for Corona surge
PESHAWAR: The management of Lady Reading Hospital ( LRH) has fully reactivated 250 beds in Corona complex after significant increase of COVID-19 cases during second wave of the pandemic. The spokesperson of LRH said that currently 30 patients were admitted in the corona complex and six were in intensive Care unit (ICU). Board of Governors of LRH has directed the management to be ready for every emergency situation and be ready with full preparations. The spokesperson said number of covid-19 cases were increased in last two days , adding 45 beds along with ventilators have been provided in ICU. He said that coronavirus SOPs were strictly observed and visitors were not allowed in the complex except one attendant for patient. Meanwhile, Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) has made all arrangements to properly deal with corona surge. Apart from its strategy to contain the spread of coronavirus, the hospital has also arranged a 150-bed settlement in the first phase of which 90 were reserved for coronavirus patients while the rest 60 beds would be arranged in the next phase. The administration said the hospital has arranged beds, ICU and ventilators of urgent basis to cope with any situation. For the patients of coronavirus, two big zones have been identified at private rooms and orthopedic departments besides; it said 12 beds at ICU have also been reserved for COVID-19 patients. Moreover, 24 hours services were being provided at COVID OPD, Emergency, Cardiology, Oncology and gynaecology departments. At COVID Emergency Center, 90 nurses and 24 paramedics have been deployed. To monitor the working of staff and arrangements for COVID-19 patients, administration staff has also been deployed to ensure proper and in-time services to patients. Apart from treatment to coronavirus patients, the hospital was also providing free of charge treatment, lab facilities and medicines to other patients. The medical tests facility was being obtained through two labs of bio-safety of the Pathology Department. - APP }= { $u { $�= { $u { U= { $u { $� { ({M{��