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COVID-19: CM Sindh approves ICU, Isolation centers in hospitals & purchase of medical supplies

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over a two different meetings of health department Quarantine and Isolation Accommodation Committee said that in every district headquarter the Isolation Centers must have all the facilities, including water, drainage, electricity, solid waste disposal and wash rooms.

The meeting was attended by all members of the committee, Mohammad Waseem (Chairman), SMBR Qazi Shahid Parvez, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and others.

The chief minister on the recommendation of the committee directed DG PDMA to arrange or hire large halls to set up Isolation Centers in every district headquarter and provide them beds, fans and such other facilities.

It was decided that every halls/facility would have the facilities of wash rooms, electricity, water, drainage system and waste disposal.

In the health department meeting attended by Minister health and others discussed and decided the procurement of medical supplies.

Isolation, ICUs: It was also decided to establish 193-bedded Isolation in the city hospital and 104-bedded ICUs in six hospitals of Karachi. 59-bedded Isolation ward in Civil Hospital, 65 JPMC, 69-bedded in Lyari General Hospital. The ICUs units of 12-bedded being established in Civil hospital Karachi, 15 in JPMC, 18 in Lyari General Hospital, 26-bedded in Trauma Center, eight in Ojha and 25 in Services Hospital.

The chief minister also decided to establish a166-bedded Isolation facility at Hyderabad, Sukkur, Gambat, Khairpur and Shaheed Benazirabad. There would be a 23-bed Isolation and 15-bedded ICU at Liaquat University Hyderabad, 50-bedded Isolation and 10-bedded ICU at Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana, 20-bedded Isolation and 10 beded ICU at Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College Hospital Sukkur.

Three-bedded Isolation and 17-bedded ICU at GIMS Gambat, 50-bedded Isolation and 9-bedded ICU at Civil Hospital Khairpur and 20-bedded Isolation and 10-bedded ICU at PMC Hospital, Shaheed Benazirabad.

Procurement:The chief minister was told that the procurement committee has approved procurement of 200 Thermal guns, vital sign 50 monitors, 10,000 sanitizers of 1000 ml each, 200 syringe pump, 17 BIPAP systems, Tab Resochin 300 packets, Oxygen cylinders,  regulators, Tyvek suit, pumps for sanitizers, bio hazard bags, PCR kits with diagnostic system, extraction kits, VTM, CR Systems, suction machines.

The chief minister said that it was upto the procurement committee comprising on experts to approve the required material generated by the concerned doctors.

Their payment would be made by the Emergency Fund Committee comprising Chief Secretary, Faisal Edhi, Mushtaq Chhapra, Dr Bari and Secretary Finance.

Medical Supplies: The meeting also decided to purchase BP apparatus, stethoscopes, 3M surgical masts, ventilators, monitors, mobile x-ray  and ECG machines, PCR Machines, ICU bed, incinerators, PCR machines and point of care molecular diagnostic system.

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