Number of Covid-19 patients on vents rises by up to 200%: Umar
ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar took to Twitter on Sunday to share data showing how the number of Covid-19 patients on ventilators have gone up over the last 15 days.
He tweeted that Peshawar witnessed a 200 per cent increase in Covid-19 patients struggling for life on ventilators, Multan 200pc, Karachi 148pc, Lahore 114pc, and Islamabad 65pc. He said 70 per cent of ventilators earmarked for Covid-19 patients in Multan and Islamabad are occupied.
Without pointing out opposition parties’ Peshawar public gathering slated for today, he said: “For political leaders to send a message that corona is not a threat is threatening lives.”
Increase in covid patients on ventilators in last 15 days: peshawar 200%, multan 200%, karachi 148%, Lahore 114%, Islamabad 65%. Multan and Isb covid ventilators capacity utilization 70%. For political leaders to send a message that corona is not a threat is threatening lives
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 22, 2020
The opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has come in for a lot of flak from the government for holding public meetings despite a spike in coronavirus cases since the second wave of the infection started lately.