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Pakistan Build First-Ever Specialized Isolation Hospital to Treat COVID-19 Patients

The recently inaugurated 250-bed Chinese funded Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC) was built in Islamabad in a record 40 days. The purpose is to meet the increasing challenges posed by the coronavirus that has claimed nearly 5,000 lives and infected over 240,000 people in the country. Media was briefed about the hospital which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and was built at a cost of Rs 980 million with maximum facilities to diagnose and treat the infectious disease. The construction of specialized hospital will play crucial role in easing the pressure on capital Hospitals which are over-burden by Corona Cases and causing suffering to other patients.


On the occasion, the Pakistani side thanked China for the firm support to Pakistan in the fight against the pandemic. The Chinese government and the Chinese people have been helping Pakistan prevent and control COVID-19, providing a large amount of medical supplies, sending medical expert teams and aiding Pakistan with the building of the IHITC, the Pakistani side said.


With the support from China, the IHITC was built in a short span of time to treat COVID-19 patients and the medical facility will be used in infections treatment in the post- COVID-19 scenario, said the Pakistani side.


Facts have proved that Pakistan and China have enjoyed a close friendship which is highlighted in the most challenging times, and Pakistan will continue to learn from China’s experience in fighting COVID-19 to win the battle as early as possible, the Pakistani side said.


At the inauguration ceremony, Chinese Ambassador Yao said China and Pakistan are good friends and brothers who have always supported each other in difficult times, and the mutual support between the two countries in the fight against the disease embodies the China-Pakistan community of shared future.The briefing continued with Huawei CEO Mark Meng, who informed the Pakistani side about the equipment Huawei provided to this hospital.


Also present on the occasions were Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, and Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz.


Cooperation and solidarity are the most powerful weapons for the international community to win the battle against COVID-19, Yao said, adding that the Chinese government has been attaching great importance to helping the countries hit by the pandemic.


The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed the 240,000-mark after 3,359 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, According to the data available on the website of the health ministry, Pakistan recorded 240,848 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,983 deaths and 145,311 recoveries




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