100 bed tent hospital at Taftan to be completed soon: DG PDMA

Screening points at four locations at Iranian border

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QUETTA: Pakistan will establish a 100 bed tent hospital at Pak-Iran border Taftan by tomorrow to tackle any emergency situation after reports of deaths caused by the deadly corona virus in neighboring Iran.

“The hospital is likely to be completed by tomorrow”, Imran Zarkoon, the Director General provincial disaster management authority told Quetta Voice via telephone. Mr. Zarkoon said the government has established screening at four points including Mashkail, Taftan, Turbat and Gwadar.

He stated all staff was deployed at the screening points to make sure proper screening of people. Pakistan has already closed its border with Iran after reports of corona virus related deaths in the neighboring country. Iranian health ministry has confirmed eight deaths and 43 cases by the deadly corona virus in recent.

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At this point of time, we have been taking care of 70 Zaireen at Pakistan house Taftan, Mr. Zarkoon said, adding that remaining Zaireen were not being allowed to enter into Pakistan.

Pakistan has asked the Iranian authorities to conduct verfication and screening of all over 5000 zaireen on their soil before sending them to Pakistan. “Without verification and screening we cannot allow them to enter into Pakistan”, Liaqat Shahwani, the spokesman government of Balochistan told Quetta Voice.

He said all possible arrangements were being made by the provincial government to halt the danger of corona virus in the province.

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