26, Feb. 2020
It is officially confirmed by Pakistani authorities that Pandemic COVID-19 commonly called Corona Virus has reached Pakistan.
We at AHS BHC Noon Bagla are trying to get maximum and authentic information about the disease and take precautionary measures for our staff and public.
According to local media, the health minister confirmed 2 cases of Corona virus in Pakistan. One in Karachi and another in Federal Capital.
Few days back Pakistan had closed its borders with Iran after reports of positive cases arriving through Taftan Border.
The number of Corona Virus patients doubled to 4 in Pakistan.
One more case of COVID-19 reported from Islamabad. A woman of Northern Area who recently travelled back from Iran has been detected positive. The total number of casses reached 5
7th Case of Corona Virus reported from Karachi
The number of confirmed cases is increasing day by day. Total number of confirmed cases has reached to 136. Majority of them in Sindh province.
AHS Foundation has started an awareness campaign. Besides treating people, we also take time to explain details of epidemic, precautions, and personal hygiene.
We are distributing letter size pamphlets printed in local language (Urdu) and by putting same on public places.
No case has been reported from this region yet.
The number of cases jumped to 461 in Pakistan. The rapid increase of cases has created a panic in remote areas like Noon Bagla where there is no facility of respirators or other life support system except in Muzaffarabad or in Islamabad. The government of AJK is thinking to put a ban on public transport from down country.
We have taken some precautionary steps for safety of the staff and public. Besides dialogue and family members workshops, we advised people to maintain individual distance, avoid crowding and arranged to wash hands before entering BHC building. We allow only one person at a time inside the hospital and arrange seats for others at a distance outside.
All international flights are being suspended from Pakistan for 2 weeks.
Hundreds of Kashmiris, working as daily wagers in different cities of Pakistan have rushed back to their native villages as AJK Government has imposed a soft lock down. All inter provincial public transport is suspended. Section 144 imposed in Islamabad.
The fatality at DHQ Hospital in Gilgit. The victim is a doctor who was conducting Corona Virus testing and treating .
138 new cases.The number of cases increased to 784 in Pakistan Gilgit-Baltistan went under lock-down for an indefinite period and para military forces were also tasked to ensure the lock-down in region
Pakistan Day parade and other activities of social gathering are cancelled.
The Education Minister of Sindh province, Mr.Saeed Ghani tested positive for the virus who went to self-quarrantined for 14 days.
Bhara Kahu region was sealed after some 11 suspected cases emerged on 23 March. The AJK Prime Minister announced a 3-week lockdown for the region.
All movements are restricted, army called to take control and special passes will be issued for journalists and people travelling under inevitable circumstances. Only one person from each family will be allowed to go out to get food essentials, medicines and other needs.
Azad Kashmir and Sindh provinces went in lockdown until 7 April.
Punjab also went in lockdown on 24 March, but only until 6 April
The provincial government of Sindh allowed 640 pilgrims quarantined in Sukkur to return home after being tested negative for the virus
The Pakistan Cricket Board, on request from the Sindh Government, agreed to convert its Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre into a temporary living area for paramedic staff working at the makeshift hospital at Expo Centre, Karachi
First Corona Virus Case reported from Azad Kashmir
Project Manager, AHS Foundation contacted Distric Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Farooq Awan and updated him about our activities at Noon Bagla. The On behalf of AHS Foundation, the Project Manager offered any help in our capacity including staff and facility in any urgency or emergency.
The officer was updated that AHS Foundation is continuing service with maximum precautions.
The Government issued notice to all health facilities in Azad Kashmir to discourage public gathering and imposed ban on OPD (Outer Patients Department) for non fatal ailments. AHS Foundation also requested people to stay home and don’t visit BHC until and unless it isn’t important. We are however available as per routine.
One more case detected in Azad Kashmir totaling 2.
Total numbers of patients as follow;
Punjab 411 , Sindh 421, Balochistan 131, KPK 123, GB 91, Islamabad 25.
118 cases today took the total to 1,526. One death each was reported in the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the total number of deceased to 13.
252 new cases confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to 2291.
One death each is reported from KP, Punjab and Sindh, increasing the total number of deaths 31.
Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that protective kits would be provided to the journalists. She also announced the launching of an app called COVID-19.
159 new cases confirmed, bringing the tally to 2450. Four deaths reported, two from Sindh and one each from KP, and Gilgit increasing the total to 35
The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar announced that the government is extending the ongoing lock down for another two weeks until 14 April to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Total cases of Corona Virus infection increased to 2708 after 258 new cases were confirmed. Five more deaths reported today.
The Ministry of Planning estimated that 12.3 million to 18.5 million people will become jobless due to pandemic
DHO (Dr. Health Officer) Dr. Farooq Awan called to the Project Manager Waheed Gilani and discussed the current situation in the Area. Dr. Awan appreciated and thanked AHS Foundation for its role in health services. He urged to follow the precautionary rules for the safety of the public as well as the AHS staff at BHC Noon Bagla.
On behalf of AHS Foundation the project manager offered full support in our capacity including staff to handle the crisis.
Both sides agreed to stay in close contact.
The death toll due to COVID-19 reached 100 in Pakistan at 3:00 pm.