Nearly 200 PIMS employees test positive for COVID-19

06:43 PM | 26 Nov, 2020
Nearly 200 PIMS employees test positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD – As many as 181 staff members of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the largest government hospital in the federal capital, have contracted coronavirus, it emerged on Thursday.

All of the infected hospital officials, which include doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals, are currently in quarantine, PIMS Joint Executive Director Dr Minhaj told a private media channel.

He added the hospital was facing a shortage of task force due to so many of its professionals testing positive.

A final decision regarding the OPD closure will, however, be taken by the National Command and Operation Centre.

“Many hospitals had shut down OPDs during the first wave of the novel coronavirus in order to minimise the spread by preventing people from gathering at the hospital together,” Dr Minhaj added.