Punjab government closes down COVID-19 wards in three Rawalpindi hospitals

The Punjab government has closed down COVID-19 wards in three government-run hospitals in the city, leaving the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) the dedicated facility for patients of the disease following a reported decrease in cases

Aug 12, 2020
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The Punjab government has closed down COVID-19 wards in three government-run hospitals in the city, leaving the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) the dedicated facility for patients of the disease following a reported decrease in cases.

All the filter clinics and wards for COVID-19 patients at Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), Holy Family Hospital (HFH) and the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital have been closed and patients will be referred to RIU from now on.

The three hospitals have restarted routine activities and are treating all kinds of patients in various departments.

The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare department had established a 196-bed facility for COVID-19 patients at BBH. This included 140 beds in wards, 70 beds attached to oxygen and 30 ventilators in the intensive care unit (ICU).

RIU made Rawalpindi division’s dedicated COVID-19 facility

HFH had a 100-bed facility, including a 41-bed isolation ward, 16 ventilators and 43 oxygen-attached beds in the ICU. A 14-bed facility with four beds in the isolation ward, five ventilators and five oxygen-attached beds in the ICU was set up at the DHQ Hospital.

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