ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The construction work on the Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC) in Islamabad is in full swing and would be completed within 35 days.
The ground-breaking of the IHITC was performed by Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 26, 2020.
The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) is carrying out the construction work of the hospital on turnkey basis as part of the national effort for containment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 250-bedded prefabricated state-of-the-art hospital would be used to treat not only Coronavirus infected patients under the best available equipment and medication but also be available for the treatment of other infectious diseases.
The construction teams of the FWO are working round the clock, ensuring proper anti-corona precautions for the complete workforce in a bid to hand over this hospital for its operationalization by May 5, 2020.