Covid-19 patients filling up hospital beds in record numbers in Swat

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Peshawar March 29 (Online): Covid-19 patients filling up hospital beds in record numbers in Swat, sources said on Monday.
Malakand Division Commissioner Syed Zaheerul Islam has ordered to shift all efforts towards pandemic control
To review the covid-19 situation, Zaheerul Islam chaired a high level meeting in his office on Monday.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Swat Junaid Khan, District Health Officer Dr Muhammad Saleem and MS Saidu Hospital Dr Naeem Awan and other concern officials.
The meeting reviewed the situation arising from the third wave of Covid19 pandemic and the arrangements in the hospitals.
MS Saidu Sharif Hospital Dr. Naeem Awan gave a detailed briefing on the arrangements and situation at Saidu Sharif Hospital. The District Health Officer briefed the meeting about the special facilities and resources made available for Covid19 affected patients in the entire district.
It was informed in the briefing that the number of patients infected with Covid19 is continuously increasing and the demand for oxygen cylinders in hospitals is also increasing. Keeping in view the situation, the supply of oxygen in the hospitals has been increased and the tehsil hospitals have also been placed on high alert.
The meeting was informed that most of the patients are being brought to Saidu Sharif Hospital due to which the burden on the hospital is increasing. While presiding over the meeting, the Commissioner issued orders to ensure timely supply of oxygen keeping in view the increasing number of corona patients and to utilize all resources in this regard.
He also directed the District Health Office and District Administration to provide timely and full cooperation to the hospitals in this regard.
He said that the doctors and staff of the hospitals have been performing their duties diligently from the very beginning and the administration was always available to help them in this situation.
He said that with coordinated efforts we have been able to control the situation during the first and second waves and the same spirit to be repeated.
He appealed to the people to cooperate with doctors and staff of the hospitals in this difficult time and not to lose patience and ensure adherence to SOPs issued by the government.
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