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Expo Center Field hospital in Lahore closed after all virus patients discharged

LAHORE: All three halls of Expo Center Field hospital in Lahore have been closed after Covid-19 patients receiving treatment at temporarily built field hospital discharged, ARY News reported on Sunday.

According to details, all coronavirus patients receiving treatment at the Expo Center Field Hospital discharged after being fully recovered from the deadly virus.

The Punjab government established 990-bed isolation facility and 10-bed High Dependency Unit at the Lahore Expo Centre, while 110 doctors, nurses and paramedical staff had been appointed at a field hospital to look after virus patients.

Sources said that due to the Punjab government’s home isolation policy, many Covid-19 patients isolated themselves at their homes.

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“The Expo Center Field Hospital will remain functional for two more months, sources told ARY News.

Earlier on July 9, ARY News reported that Expo Center had forwarded a Rs550 million bill to the provincial government for renting the place for a few months amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More: Expo Centre to house COVID-19 patients displaying mild or no symptoms

According to sources privy to the development, the rent is being charged after the provincial government acquired the premises to form a field hospital in the vicinity for coronavirus patients.

600 patients have thus far been treated in the temporarily built field hospital.

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