Of the total Covid-19 deaths, 84 percent are reported at the three medical teaching institutions located in Peshawar, and unfortunately, due to the non-availability of intensive care facilities, including specialists, and due to comorbidities; many deceased were old-aged and hospitalized late.
On Sunday, the death toll in KPK reached 245, out of which 149 – around 61pc – were residents of Peshawar; sadly, 205 of them died across the following Peshawar hospitals;
- Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) – 128
- Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) – 53, and
- Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) – 24 deaths.
However, the province has also recorded 1,891 of the total 4,669 confirmed cases and 1,126 recoveries, including 92 in Peshawar, which makes around 20 percent of the total in the country.
Physicians in the city’s hospitals say that they are religiously following the Clinical Management Group (CCMG) guidelines, but there are additional yet uncontrollable factors that are causing more deaths.
LRH, which is recording another bulk of the Covid-19, has witnessed 128 deaths, 80 percent of them were above 61 years, and 82 percent of them were co-morbid. Dr. Khalid Masood, LRH director, said that they had treated 600 COVID-19 patients so far.