Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services (NHS) Dr Zafar Mirza has said that the government has formulated a plan to treat coronavirus patients across the country, a news source reported.
He further stated that critical patients would be shifted to hospitals whereas mild to moderately-affected people will be isolated in their homes for the provision of medical treatment; adding that there was a possibility that the virus could be killed with increased temperature levels.
“However, as this is a new virus and this is the first outbreak in the world we cannot say for sure that the virus will be killed by the increase in temperature. So, at the same time, we are also making alternative arrangements to accommodate patients in the event of a sudden increase in cases,” Dawn quoted the SAPM as saying.
“As only 20% of patients become critically ill, they will be admitted to hospital and provided proper care,” he added; elaborating that the patients who are likely to be infected because of their age or immunity level will be considered critical.
So far, health authorities have confirmed six coronavirus cases in Pakistan.