Over 24 private airline passengers who were placed on covid-19 isolation centres have fled from the police Hospital in Peshawar.
The reports gathered from reliable sources familiar with the matter said the passengers reached Peshawar from Sharjah via private airlines and tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
They were kept in a quarantine facility at the Peshawar Police hospital as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Reportedly, the staff of the hospital allowed all the Covid positive passengers to leave the hospital.
After receiving information on the matter, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) directed the hospital administration to bring back the positive patients at the hospital immediately.
“Acting on the directions, 21 passengers were brought back to the hospital while the search for three others is underway,” said MS Peshawar Police hospital Dr Niaz Muhammad.
Last year, as many as 16 suspected patients of Covid-19 fled from a quarantine facility in New Saeedabad, confirmed Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Hyder.