Government of Punjab has established a 1000 bed field hospital in Expo Center Lahore in record time. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited the hospital and reviews facilities.

According to details, concerted efforts of CM Usman Buzdar, Health department, Rescue 1122 and district administration helped establish the 1000-bed makeshift hospital in such a short span of 9 days. The CM said that he visited expo center nine days ago and through untiring efforts by all involved, the hospital was established in record time, which is no small feat.

CM praised the work done by Health department, district management and rescue 1122. He said that the hospitals have all essential services including daily three-time food provision for the patients in isolation. He also pledged to make eight laboratories for the diagnosis of coronavirus for which Rs 620 million have been released. The diagnosis labs will also assist in testing of the virus, he added.

Previously, Provincial Health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that the hospital will have the ability to test patients for coronavirus infection, 35 ventilators from Shaukat Khanum Hospital and a total of 1900 doctors and other paramedical staff deployed for duty.