the young woman left the hospital and fled the area.
A Pakistani woman who has Coronavirus fled the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, prompting a search.
The patient was identified as 24-year-old Saman Shehbaz, a resident of the Gulshan Ravi area in Lahore.
Saman was admitted to the hospital where she tested positive for COVID-19. She was then transferred to the High Dependency where she underwent treatment.
She remained in isolation at the hospital for several days.
However, on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the young woman left the hospital and fled the area.
It was reported that the attendants looking after her also ran away.
Jinnah Hospital declared her LAMA (Left Against Medical Advice) and gave the Pakistani woman’s details to the police, urging them to find her.
While police continue to search for her, a number of media outlets have reported that Saman left the hospital due to insufficient healthcare arrangements.
The young woman claimed that she left due to the poor conditions for COVID-19 patients as well as the poor attitude of the medics.
The number of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan continues to grow with Punjab and Sindh having the most confirmed cases.
In Punjab, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow at a significant rate. Within a 24-hour period, there were 93 new cases, taking the total past the 400-mark.
One woman from Rawalpindi died while an elderly man also succumbed to the virus shortly after testing positive.
The number of new confirmed cases in Lahore was 26.
In many areas, a lockdown has been implemented whether it be partial or full.
On the lockdown situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said:
“Let me tell you what a lockdown is. A lockdown means putting a curfew and restricting people to their homes with the military on the streets.
“Ninety per cent of the people who get coronavirus recover after a few days.
“If the virus spreads, it is the elderly and the weak who will suffer and will have to go to the hospitals.”
PM Khan said that the spread of COVID-19 could be reduced if people stopped attending social gatherings and weddings.
“If people start celebrating weddings and attending large functions, they will put the elderly at risk.
“It is your responsibility to exercise caution and restraint. This is why we have closed down malls, schools and universities.”
Citizens have been told to stay indoors and all non-essential businesses have been temporarily closed. This includes shopping centres, markets, parks and restaurants.
According to the National Highway and Motorway Police, motorways across Pakistan have also been closed with only select traffic being allowed to enter.