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Coronavirus clinic and helpline introduced at SIUT

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has established a coronavirus clinic and introduced a coronavirus helpline for the general public.

The SIUT’s spokesperson said that to help the untiring efforts of the Sindh Government, the SIUT started a coronavirus clinic where the public can be examined for any symptoms of the coronavirus. A detailed history of travel and contact and clinical parameters are being tested at the facility. Those found with relevant history and symptoms suggestive of the coronavirus are being tested with the help of PCR.

Thus far, over 1258 people have been screened, and one patient with relevant travel history tested positive for the COVID-19. The patient is now quarantined at home by the Sindh Government and is doing well.

The SIUT also introduced a coronavirus helpline (021-99215469), which is also playing an important role in assisting the public round the clock, where doctors provide them with important information concerning preventive measures and guidelines.

The SIUT has always been at the forefront when dealing with national disasters. During the 2005 earthquake, the SIUT established more than five medical camps in different earthquake-hit areas. The SIUT set up a dialysis center in Muzaffarabad, which is still operational and providing dialysis facilities to the patients of the area. During the 2010 floods, the SIUT established more than five centers across Pakistan to help the flood-affected population of the country.

-MN Report

March 30, 2020

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