The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge for countries the world over and many have struggled to adapt while others have found success in their endeavors. Because the virus has such unique properties, many people worldwide have accepted the current situation as one that is here to stay until and unless a viable vaccine is developed and distributed. Among all the countries, one country has been in the spotlight owing to its unexpected response to the Global Pandemic and the success this country has experienced relative to its counterparts the world over.
Pakistan had quite a struggle in the opening days of COVID. The country had to shut down its economic activity across the board, and this forced its already frail economy into a greater decline. Recognizing the dangers of a prolonged shutdown, the government in Pakistan instituted a smart lockdown out of economic necessity. After a relatively rough start, Pakistan was able to successfully flatten out its curve, and economic activity in the country has resumed for the most part, and even the schools are on the verge of opening. However, this success does not mean that Pakistan has braved the pandemic and that the worst is behind us.
Pakistan needs to understand that the caution it used to respond so well to the pandemic has to continue. Studies have shown that herd immunity is not a permanent fix for the virus and that the immunity is lost after a period of three months. There is no timeline on the vaccine, and if people in Pakistan do not follow the proper SOP’s, then the worst days of the virus are sure to come again. In the last few, Pakistan decided to open up its schools for a certain grade level and above. However, in the same days, the number of confirmed cases has gone up, and many schools have opted to close again. Schools are not the only institutions that need to proceed with caution. Businesses need to operate with caution and continue with the current split organization structure if Pakistan is to handle its Covid-19 situation effectively. Additionally, if anyone feels that they are at exhibiting the symptoms of Covid-19 even mildly, then that individual should get themselves tested immediately and, if required, seek the proper healthcare. Unfortunately, for many of the people in Pakistan, the healthcare system falls in terms of consistency, and it can be difficult to find the right hospital for your COVID related needs. This is where the National Hospital in Lahore makes life easier for its patients.
The National hospital in Lahore has a state of the art COVID ward that had a patient recovery rate of well over 90%, which is among the highest performing wards in the entire Nation. What is more, the hospital ensures that the staff on duty in the COVID ward follow the proper guidelines to not contribute to the spread of the virus. Additionally, the hospital administration has made sure to separate this ward from other wards to make sure that the chances of transmission are as minimal as possible.
No one can confidently say that the worst of COVID is behind us, and we need to proceed with care. Should any complications arise, we need to use effective institutions like the National Hospital who have managed to prove their worth in the pandemic.