LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved to set up field hospital of 1,000 beds capacity at Expo Centre Lahore.
Chairing a meeting of the cabinet committee in Lahore, he announced funds of eight billion rupees for the health department and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).
Meanwhile, the Punjab government will distribute minimum fourteen days’ ration among families which are in quarantine because of coronavirus.
The distribution of ration will start from Saturday (today) among 777 families of Dera Ghazi Khan and 1,247 seven families of Multan.
A day ago, a makeshift hospital had been set up in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, which has so far reported more than 100 coronavirus infection cases and one death, with the help of the country’s armed forces.
Pakistan Army has announced its full support to the civil administration against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had directed to setup hospital and isolation ward of 1,000 beds at Expo Centre in Karachi with the help of Pakistan Army.