Situation of Coronavirus in Pakistan Regarding Diagnosis, Lab Facilities, Medical Equipment and Isolation Wards in Hospitals

Situation of Coronavirus in Pakistan


  • Irfan Ali Khan Department of Allied Health Sciences, Iqra National University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Ahmad Rizwan Department of Pathology, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sarah Arif Department of Pathology, Gomal Medical College, Medical Teaching Institute, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Sikandar Ali khan Department of Haematology, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Summeira Jabeen Shah Department of Biochemistry, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Karishama Ali Department of Oral Pathology, Peshawar Medical and Dental College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Zarghuna Zeb MCPC Family Dentistry, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Pashmina Afridi Department of Allied Health Sciences, Iqra National University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Azhar Aslam Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Irfan Ullah Department of Allied Health Sciences, Iqra National University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan



Corona virus, Isolation Wards, Lab Facilities, Pandemic, Medical Equipment


Towards the end of 2019 a novel virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for acute respiratory syndrome emerged from the city of Wuhan, China globally. World Health Organization declared in March 2020 that the SARS-Cov-2 virus is a global pandemic issue. Corona virus spread from an infected person to others through droplets released during coughing and sneezing and through zoonotic sources, which are still under investigation. The government of Pakistan has announced the Nation Action Plan (NAP) to combat the corona virus pandemic. Implementation of preventive measures in hospitals to minimize the spread of disease. Corona virus needs biosafety level II conditions and Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) which is accountable as the valuable diagnostic tool and the various lab assays for SARS-CoV-2 confirmation are required. Moreover, basic preventive measurements including hand washing, use of face masks, keeping the social distance from suspected patients, and avoiding unnecessary traveling to overcrowded areas, and quarantine of 14 days for infected persons. The disinfectants used are Sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach) and ethanol and proper discarding protocols for the contaminated materials. People with obvious symptoms of COVID-19 couldn’t be tested. The security of these centers is also not strictly managed. People continued to escape from there and wander in local areas and markets and put the lives of healthy people in danger. The developing countries including Pakistan are at high risk. Personal and community-based strategy and public awareness are required to face any serious consequences in Pakistan from this pandemic disaster. In this review particularly, we are focusing on the corona virus diagnosis, hospital management, and its comparison with the developed countries.


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.160
Published: 2022-01-31

How to Cite

Khan, I. A. ., Rizwan, A. ., Arif, S. ., khan, S. A. ., Shah, S. J. ., Ali, K. ., Zeb, Z. ., Afridi, P. ., Aslam, A. ., & Ullah, I. . (2022). Situation of Coronavirus in Pakistan Regarding Diagnosis, Lab Facilities, Medical Equipment and Isolation Wards in Hospitals: Situation of Coronavirus in Pakistan. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(1), 27–30.



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