The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has opened its first ever coronavirus hospital in it’s capital city Peshawar.
The newly opened Coronavirus hospital is located in Nishterabad where the treatment will be completely free of charge for all public.
According to details, the facility can acommodate about 58 coronavirus patients at a time and has 40 isolation beds. The facility also includes five intensive care beds as well as 15 high dependance care beds.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Finance & Health Minister, Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra took it to twitter to share the good news with the public. According to his tweet, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister Mr. Mahmood Khan inaugurated the facility on Thursday.
“For God’s sake, everyone please follow the SOPs,” the KP CM said.
“Even as cases are falling, we are increasing capacity to cater to any future second surge,” added KP Health Minister Taimur Jhagra in his tweet.
Taimur Jhagra, in his next tweet, thanked the IRC and the EU who, according to him, have helped with the funding of opening the facility.
According to the health minister, a nearly completed Institute of Hepatology have also asked the department to ensure that a smooth transition of the facility is ensured, for its original purpose.
2. A thank you to the IRC and the EU who have helped with funding.— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) July 10, 2020
A nearly completed Institute of Hepatology, have also asked the department to ensure that a smooth transition of the facility is ensured, for its original purpose. pic.twitter.com/htJNvRC7oR
The Health Minister also sent a special thanks Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Local Government whose constituency the hospital is in, and who has ensured local support for the effort.
Dr Abdul Qadir, who is in-charge of the hospital, says that the patients will be provided with all facilities, including food and medicine.