Corona Virus (COVID19) Relief

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
Corona Virus (COVID19) Relief

The Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant.

 

The discovery of Omicron has caused global alarm, with countries limiting travel from southern Africa for fear it could spread quickly even in vaccinated populations and the World Health Organization saying it carries a high risk of infection surges.

 

If Omicron proves even more transmissible than the Delta variant, it could lead to a sharp spike in infections that could put pressure on hospitals.

 

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Pakistan warned on Monday that new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, was wreaking havoc worldwide, particularly Europe, and eventually would also affect Pakistan.

 

Omicron, is wreaking havoc across the world [and it] will also eventually affect Pakistan as well, but the country has a few weeks to counter the threat. The variant has spread across the world and it will be impossible to stop it from entering Pakistan because the world is so inter-connected.

 

Citing the example of South Africa, where the positivity rate rose from 0.9% to 9.77% in mere 12 days, the NCOC chief repeated his call for vaccinating people aged 12 and above, and warned that after “the emergence of Omicron, there won’t be much time to tackle” the pandemic.

 

Detailing the measures to counter the threat of Omicron, the government had already banned flights from countries that were under the Omicron onslaught, while it would ramp up testing in high-risk areas and revive the contact tracing system.

 

All such steps can [only] delay the arrival of the new variant in Pakistan, but it is impossible to stop it from coming here because the world is so inter-connected. This is a very dangerous variant, but vaccination will still be effective against it, citing the initial report regarding the new variant.

 

As it’s impossible to stop the virus from entering Pakistan, it is imperative to get fully vaccinated at the earliest, since an increase in the vaccination rate would mitigate the effects of the Omicron variant.

 

The biggest challenge for this charity based institution is the arrangement of equipment such as PPE Kits, Masks, Ventilators, which are key essentials for saving lives. The frontline staff is at risk at all times and require protective gear in order to cater to patients. A number of patients are moved to the ICU where ventilators are required and unfortunately, the hospital does not have enough ventilators.

 

The hospital is already dealing with a lot of Dengue patients and if the cases go up which is inevitable, the number of patients will increase and Fatima Memorial will not have enough resources to deal with the patient load.

 

As a healthcare facility, we are doing whatever we can to save lives; however, there have been cases where the hospital could not take more patients due to non-availability of ventilators.

Our donors are requested to continue supporting the Hospital which will enable this institution to control the spread of the virus and provide medical care to the patients.

 

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The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists.

 

Vaccine protection remains very strong against severe infections and hospitalizations caused by any version of the coronavirus, and those most at risk are still the unvaccinated, according to interviews with 10 leading Covid-19 experts.

 

The major worry about the Delta variant, first identified in India, is not that it makes people sicker, but that it spreads far more easily from person to person, increasing infections and hospitalizations among the unvaccinated.

 

Evidence is also mounting that it is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that they may even spread the virus, these experts said.

 

COVID19 in Pakistan is on the rise again for the fourth time and this particular strain of the virus is much more threatening than the previous 3. Fatima Memorial as always is amongst the first teaching hospitals to declare a Covid-19 Isolation Ward and Critical Care Unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following were designated for COVID-19:

 

Necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of clinical, paramedical and support staff is to be arranged again as the number is rising.

 

Since the cases are increasing, we as a hospital are preparing for the worse. In order to do so, the hospital requires support from the donors so that in the dire situation, the hospital is able to cater to the needs of the patients and most importantly the paramedic staff.

 

The biggest challenge for this charity based institution is the arrangement of equipment such as PPE Kits, Masks, Ventilators, which are key essentials for saving lives. The frontline staff is at risk at all times and require protective gear in order to cater to patients. A number of patients are moved to the ICU where ventilators are required and unfortunately, the hospital does not have enough ventilators.

 

Now that the vaccine is available we also require support from our valued donors in helping us procure the vaccine. Your donations can only make this possible for the Hospital. We at Fatima Memorial Hospital have already established a Vaccination Center but require your support for the arrangement of vaccine through donations.

 

As a healthcare facility, we are doing whatever we can to save lives, however, there have been cases where the hospital could not take more patients due to non-availability of ventilators.

 

Based on the above facts, our valued donors are requested to facilitate the hospital through donations so that all required equipment can be procured timely.

 

Our donors have always supported us and we would like them to continue doing so especially in these testing times.

 

Thank you.

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National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Sunday that Pakistan's tally for critical Covid patients reached 3,568 yesterday, the highest the country has seen so far.

"This is the highest number since Covid started," the minister said, expressing his concern on Twitter.

Cautioning the masses, Umar further said that there was a need for strong enforcement of Covid SOPs.

 

 

COVID19 in Pakistan is on the rise for the third time and this particular strain of the virus is much more threatening than the previous two. Fatima Memorial as always is amongst the first teaching hospitals to declare a Covid-19 Isolation Ward and Critical Care Unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following were designated for COVID-19:

Necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of clinical, paramedical and support staff is to be arranged again as the number is rising.

As per the statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Centre on Sunday, Punjab again recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths over the last 24 hours, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Pakistan recorded at least 81 more fatalities on Saturday, out of which 49 occurred in Punjab, whereas K-P recorded 23 deaths. The country's death toll has now reached 14,778.

The country's nerve centre for Covid-19 response added that the total number of active cases in the country currently stood at 60,072, with at least 5,020 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to the NCOC, about 55,605 tests were conducted across the country on April 3, of which 5,020 came out positive, taking the country’s tally for cases so far reported to 687,908.

Punjab has been the worst affected province in Pakistan with this third wave and Fatima Memorial Hospital is located in the heart of the provincial capital, Lahore. The biggest concern of the third wave is that the virus is also spreading among children causing them serious health concerns.

Since the cases are increasing, we as a hospital are preparing for the worse. In order to do so, the hospital requires support from the donors so that in the dire situation, the hospital is able to cater to the needs of the patients and most importantly the paramedic staff.

The biggest challenge for this charity based institution is the arrangement of equipment such as PPE Kits, Masks, Ventilators, which are key essentials for saving lives. The frontline staff is at risk at all times and require protective gear in order to cater to patients. A number of patients are moved to the ICU where ventilators are required and unfortunately, the hospital does not have enough ventilators.

Now that the vaccine is available we also require support from our valued donors in helping us procure the vaccine. Your donations can only make this possible for the Hospital. We at Fatima Memorial Hospital have already established a Vaccination Center but require your support for the arrangement of vaccine through donations.

As a healthcare facility, we are doing whatever we can to save lives, however, there have been cases where the hospital could not take more patients due to non-availability of ventilators.

Based on the above facts, our valued donors are requested to facilitate the hospital through donations so that all required equipment can be procured timely.

Our donors have always supported us and we would like them to continue doing so especially in these testing times.

Thank you.

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As a healthcare entity, Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) has been increasingly focusing on the safe care promise, outlining the many steps that have been taken to protect the patient as well as the healthcare professionals. That includes virtual check-ins (Telemedicine i.e. launched recently), screening at all our entry points, universal masking, social distancing through rearranged waiting areas, and enhanced cleaning, especially for high-touch spaces. There are countless patients who are delaying urgent or necessary follow-up care in order to avoid contact with COVID19 at the hospital, as a result of which there is a negative impact on their health and well-being. We at FMH really want to offer some reassurance and get that message to our valued patients that it's safe to come back to the hospital when they’re in need.            

As soon as the Pandemic hit Pakistan, we moved quickly to run what was actually more of a public service announcement focused on stopping the spread of COVID19, providing sources for accurate information and sharing resources with our patients & healthcare professionals about when and how to access care. We've also worked to develop culturally relevant messaging that aims to engage patients with their families and raise awareness about the need to be cautious and avoid contact with COVID19.

COVID19 in Pakistan is on the rise again as cases surge amid second wave. Fatima Memorial was amongst the first teaching hospitals to declare a Covid-19 Isolation Ward and Critical Care Unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following were designated for COVID-19:

COVID-19 Isolation Block – 11 Beds

COVID-19 High Dependency Unit – 2 Beds

COVID-19 ICU – 9 Beds

Separate Filter Clinic for screening of all OPD patients to prevent cross contamination.

Operation Theaters for COVID – 19 patients – 2

Delivery Room for COVID-19 patients - 1

Necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of clinical, paramedical and support staff was also arranged through donations. Additional 4 hand washing facilities were provided at entry points of the hospital. A walk-through disinfection tunnel was also installed at the main entrance to mitigate infection. Patients were encouraged to maintain a safe social distance in waiting areas.

Since the cases are increasing, we as a hospital are preparing for the worse. In order to do so, the hospital requires support from the donors so that in the dire situation, the hospital is able to cater to the needs of the patients and most importantly the paramedic staff.

More and more awareness sessions on Covid-19 are being arranged for all clinical staff in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The Infection Control Department conducted training sessions on the donning and doffing of PPEs, hand hygiene for clinical & paramedical staff, disposal of COVID-19 waste, public awareness sessions regarding safety measures.

So far Fatima Memorial has treated more almost 150 patients and still counting. The biggest challenge for this charity based institution is the arrangement of equipment such as PPE Kits, Masks, Ventilators, which are key essentials for saving lives. The frontline staff is at risk at all times and require protective gear in order to cater to patients. A number of patients are moved to the ICU where ventilators are required and unfortunately, the hospital does not have enough ventilators. As a healthcare facility, we are doing whatever we can to save lives, however, there have been cases where the hospital could not take more patients due to non-availability of ventilators.

Based on the above facts, our valued donors are requested to facilitate the hospital through donations so that all required equipment can be procured timely.

Our donors have always supported us and we would like them to continue doing so especially in these testing times.

Thank you.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. 

Fatima Memorial was amongst the first teaching hospitals to declare a Covid-19 Isolation Ward and Critical Care Unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following were designated for COVID-19:

COVID-19 Isolation Block – 11 Beds

COVID-19 High Dependency Unit – 2 Beds

COVID-19 ICU – 9 Beds

Separate Filter Clinic for screening of all OPD patients to prevent cross contamination.

Operation Theaters for COVID – 19 patients – 2

Delivery Room for COVID-19 patients - 1

Necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of clinical, paramedical and support staff was also arranged through donations. Additional 4 hand washing facilities were provided at entry points of the hospital. A walk-through disinfection tunnel was also installed at the main entrance to mitigate infection. Patients were encouraged to maintain a safe social distance in waiting areas.

Awareness sessions on Covid-19 was arranged for all clinical staff in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The Infection Control Department conducted training sessions on the donning and doffing of PPEs, hand hygiene for clinical & paramedical staff, disposal of COVID-19 waste, public awareness sessions regarding safety measures.

So far Fatima Memorial has treated more almost 150 patients and still counting. The biggest challenge for this charity based institution is the arrangement of equipment such as PPE Kits, Masks, Ventilators, which are key essentials for saving lives. The frontline staff is at risk at all times and require protective gear in order to cater to patients. A number of patients are moved to the ICU where ventilators are required and unfortunately, the hospital does not have enough ventilators. As a healthcare facility, we are doing whatever we can to save lives, however, there have been cases where the hospital could not take more patients due to non-availability of ventilators.

Keeping in view the above facts, our esteemed donors are urged to facilitate the hospital through donations so that all required equipment can be procured timely.

Our donors have always supported us and we would like them to continue doing so especially in these testing times.

Thank you.

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Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
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