PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has been apprised that most of the public and private hospitals in Peshawar have run out of beds for COVID-19 patients because of increase in the number of cases.
Culture and Labour Minister KP Shaukat Yousafzai said that two public hospitals, including Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching Hospital, and a private hospital had left no space to admit a coronavirus patients. COVID-19 patients were being admitted to only one public hospital, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
The KP minister said that the health system of the country was under tremendous pressure and the opposition parties were busy in organizing public gatherings against the government.
He said this attitude of the opposition could cost the nation heavily. “They cannot harm the government but if the virus spread then it would be dangerous for the people as a whole,” he said.
3,499 new cases of Coronavirus have surfaced in Pakistan after the tests of 42,904 over the last twenty-four hours.
According to the latest statistics, 39 more people died of the virus during one day.
The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 346,951. There are now 51,654 active cases in the country.