Azad Jammu and Kashmir PM Raja Farooq Haider Khan inaugurated on Friday the first, state of the art Corona Isolation Hospital.
The 50-bed only health facility also includes ICU and HDV with 6 beds each and 2 isolation rooms with 20 beds. Ten ventilators were initially installed in the isolation hospital.
The hospital has been set up at a newly constructed building of the Officer’s Club, which later would be extended to hundred beds converting into a cardiac hospital with provision of angioplasty and angiography facilities.
Addressing the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that due to his government’s solid precautionary measures, the situation regarding corvid-19 in under control in the state.
He said AJK has limited resource. However, we have taken tangible steps to fight the pandemic effectively.
There are fourteen corona testing laboratories in the country, while the state government has established four in AJK.
He said despite limited resources, the AJK government is taking solid steps to combat the virus pandemic with a proactive approach and effective strategy. “At least 3,700 lady health workers, recently regularised would be engaged in data compilation in rural areas and corona awareness programme throughout the state”, he added.
The premier appealed to the masses, to extend all-out cooperation to the government, to effectively deal with the crisis situation.