OMI hospital is one of the foremost private hospitals to come forward to help the people in combating against the “COVID-19 Pandemic”.
OMI Hospital has been authorised by “Sindh Healthcare Commission” to carry out all hospital related services for managing COVID-19 patients.
Fever or Chills
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Taste or Smell
These symptoms on average take about 5-6 days (sometimes 14 days) to become apparent in the person infected by the virus.
Congestion or Runny Nose
Nausea or Vomiting
Rash on Skin
These symptoms of infection are related but not necessarily due to COVID-19. These can be due to any other viral infections too.
Severe difficulty in Breathing or Shortness of Breath
Constant Pain or Pressure in your Chest
Blueish Lips or Face
These symptoms are potentially deadly and require the patient to be rushed to the nearest hospital immediately.
The following practices can be used to protect oneself from getting infected:
Wear mask and gloves
all public places
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose and mouth as much as possible
Maintain a 6-foot distance with anyone especially if he/she is coughing or sneezing
Cover your nose and mouth with tissue paper or use your bent elbow when you cough or sneeze
Clean your hands as frequently as possible. This can be done by washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser.
Avoid any public gatherings as much as possible
Stay at home if you observe any common or
less common symptoms mentioned earlier
If you have any serious symptoms or observe severity in the common symptoms mentioned earlier, seek medical attention immediately or call your nearest healthcare facility.
The Emergency Care Unit is at your service 24/7 along with diagnostic services of laboratory and radiology. Our trained and qualified staff are available round the clock to facilitate you and all the necessary services for the treatment will be provided when the patient is admitted.
OMI Hospital is one of the largest private sector hospitals, with a purpose built COVID-19 setup in Karachi. We have established a fully functional COVID-19 facility in the premises consisting of:
When a patient not tested previously for COVID-19 and requires admission, he/she will be accommodated in the Quarantine Ward and simultaneously COVID PCR will be done.
If the patient is found to be positive for COVID-19, he/she will be shifted to the Isolation Ward for further treatment. In case, the result is negative, the patient will be shifted to Non-COVID areas.
Patients with positive COVID PCR test having serious symptoms are accommodated. All COVID-19 ICU beds are equipped with ventilators and other specialized medical equipment e.g. BIPAP, CPAP, High Flow Nasal Oxygen Device, which may be required during the treatment of the patient.
We are one of the very few hospitals catering to maternity cases where the mother is COVID-19 positive. In addition, should the newborn baby also be COVID-19 positive all necessary arrangements are in place for the baby.
24/7 fully automated following testing facilities are available at OMI and patients do not need to book an appointment before visiting the hospital premises for testing:
SARS COV-II RNA by PCR (COVID-19 PCR)
SARS COV-II (Rapid Antibody Test)
Viral Markers which includes CRP, LDH, D-DIMMER, FERRITIN and PROCALCITONIN and other routine tests
In Radiology Department, Chest X-ray and HRCT Chest Investigations are also available round the clock. CT Pulmonary Angiogram can also be performed at designated slots.
COVID-19 PCR and Rapid Antibody Test can also be done at your doorstep through online appointment and by contacting our laboratory department on 021-32258075-79 Ext: 2174.
For COVID-19 patients, the attendant timings are confined to these three slots:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In these slots the attendant can meet with the medical officer and get all the updates of his/her patient.
An Attendant is only allowed in “Special Scenarios” which can be discussed when you arrive at the facility.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding lab tests for COVID-19 via Home Health Care Service: