KARACHI – A total of three coronavirus patients died overnight across Sindh, bringing the death toll to 4,353 while 146 new cases emerged when 7,315 tests were carried out.
This was stated by Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued on Monday. He added that three COVID-19 patients lost their lives in Sindh, bringing the death toll to 4,353 which is a 1.7 percent death rate.
Shah said 7,315 samples tested detected 146 cases which is 2 percent of the current detection rate. He added that so far 3,027,006 examinations had been carried out with 258,411 diagnosed cases, 94 percent or 242,214 patients had recovered, including 350 overnight. CM said currently 11,844 patients were being treated, 11,655 of whom are in home isolation, eight in isolation centers and 348 in different hospitals. He added that 315 patients were declared critical, including 48 people being switched to ventilators.
According to the statement, of the 146 new cases, 62 have been detected from Karachi, including 26 from the East, 17 from Korangi, 8 from the South, 7 from the Middle, 3 from the West and 1 from Malir. Thatta has 12, Hyderabad 9, Matiari 8, Dadu 7, Sujawal 6, Tando Allahyar 5, Mirpurkhas 4, Ghotki, Larkana, Nausheroferoze, Umerkot and Jacobabad 3 each, Jamshoro, Khairpur and Kamber 2 each, Badin and Shaheed Benazirabad 1 each.
CM urged the provincial community to follow the SOP.
55 more shaman clinics closed in Sindh
The Anti-Shamanism Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) has closed another 55 clinics run by traditional healers in various districts in Sindh province.
The inspection team from the Anti-Quackery Directorate conducted 147 field visits across Sindh to shaman outlets and sealed off 55 clinics run by shamans. A total of 4,476 Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) have closed in Sindh so far.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Governance and Clinical Training conducted training of hospital representatives on Sindh Service Standards for Hospitals at the SHCC Karachi head office. Hospital staff are informed about the functioning of the SHCC and trained on service delivery standards. Ten representatives from five hospitals completed the training.
In the training, it was emphasized that all hospitals must strictly adhere to infection control, infectious waste management and COVID-19 protocols. Likewise, another training session was conducted for Hakeem and the clinic on relevant service delivery standards. Seventeen general practitioners from the Eastern district attended the session for the clinic and 10 Hakeem attended the session for Tibb-e-Unani.