Punjab Institute of Cardiology’s senior official gets Coronavirus

LAHORE: A senior cardiac surgeon at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on Monday. He was placed into quarantine at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) after his test turned out to be positive. A team of the health department reached the PIC and started screening the staff working in the institute’s intensive care unit (ICU). The staffers who were in touch with the affected surgeon will take a Covid-19 test. Besides, the doctor has been stopped from performing surgeries until his recovery from the infection. Earlier Monday, Director Public Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Ikramullah tested positive for the coronavirus, Health Minister Taimur Jhagra said. Taimur Jhagra in his tweet said, Dr Ikramullah, who is a member of COVID19 response team has tested positive for the virus. “He is in high spirits, feeling good, and isolated at his home.” Confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 5,374 in the country as 93 people have died from the infection, according to the national dashboard. The country has conducted 61,801 COVID-19 tests including, whereas, the death toll jumped to 93. At least 1,095 patients have recovered from the disease while 44 still in critical condition.