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File Photo: A view of ward at a government hospital in Quetta established for COVID19 patients: Photo provided by secretary health Balochistan, Noor ul Haq Baloch

Coronavirus situation alarming in Balochistan, 57.6 % beds occupied

Health Desk :

Coronavirus cases appear to be on a constant rise in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan during the last few days. The alarming situation prompted Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal to make an appeal to the people, “Be careful and do not take risks”.

In Quetta, 57.6 percent of beds reserved for the patients of the deadly virus occupied, the CM tweeted on Saturday evening. The number of beds reserved for coronavirus patients is 163 in government-run hospitals in Quetta. Out of 163, currently, 94 percent of beds occupied by patients battling the novel coronavirus.

Balochistan government imposed a complete lockdown to battle COVID19

The Balochistan government had imposed a complete ban on all business and tourist activities from May 8 to May 16 in the province. Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani said except medical stores, shops of necessary items, all shopping malls, shops, and markets would remain closed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

However, the business community violated the government order and kept their shopping and business centers open on Saturday (May 8).

Secretary health visits hospitals

Secretary health Balochistan, Noor ul Haq Baloch visited Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital in Quetta. The MS and other concerned quarters briefed the Secretary about the steps taken for the treatment of the coronavirus patients.

“We have equipped all hospitals with the latest machinery to battle the virus”, Mr. Baloch told Quetta Voice. He however urged the citizens to adopt the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure vaccination to battle the virus.

Vaccination underway through mobile vans as well 

“This is the only province where we have established mobile vans to vaccinate patients”, the Secretary of health mentioned.¬†Balochistan has so far reported 23,186 cases of the virus since its outbreak. The virus has caused 246 deaths across the province.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.