At least 34 more healthcare workers infected while battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan soaring total of infected health professionals to 16,788. As many as 21 more doctors, three nurses and 10 other hospital staff infected with coronavirus, sources said. While battling the deadly virus outbreak in the country 164 healthcare workers have lost their lives, the sources said. According to sources at the Ministry of National Health, so far 9,999 doctors, 2,385 nurses and 4,348 other staff of hospitals have contracted the coronavirus. According to health ministry sources, 367 infected health workers have been under treatment at homes and 22 admitted in hospitals. Overall 16,235 health workers have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, sources said. Most of the medical workers infected by the coronavirus and deceased belong to Sindh. As per the province-wise breakup, in Sindh, 5,907 health workers were infected by deadly coronavirus while 57 died in the disease. In Punjab, 3,489 healthcare workers contracted the coronavirus and 29 of them died. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,982 healthcare workers were diagnosed with the Covid-19 and 44 of them died. In Islamabad, 1,532 medical workers contracted the coronavirus and 13 of them died. In Balochistan 847 healthcare workers and in Azad Kashmir 765 health workers contracted the coronavirus and 09 of them died in each region. While in Gilgit-Baltistan, 266 health workers contracted deadly coronavirus and three of them died. As many as 3,06448 corona patients are recovered in the public sector hospitals being run under the control of Specialized and Primary & Secondary Healthcare departments, while 147 patients are recovered during the last 24 hours. Muhammad Aamir Jan, Secretary Specialized Healthcare Punjab said this while chairing a high-level meeting here today. He said that in view of Corona pandemic, the department has made sufficient arrangements as 6591 beds are reserved for COVID patients. As many as 1269 beds are reserved in Lahore only. The Secretary SHC&MED said that the department had arranged 3034 beds in Isolation wards of all public sector hospitals in the province, out of which, 2863 beds were vacant. However, 331 beds for corona patients are reserved in isolation wards set up in hospitals of Lahore and 308 beds are unoccupied. In addition, 2900 beds are also reserved in HDU for patients suffering from Covid-19 in all the hospitals of government and 2560 beds are vacant while, in hospitals of Lahore, 717 beds reserved in HDU and 610 beds are unoccupied, Aamir Jan added. The Secretary SHC said the health department had arranged 657 ventilators for corona patients in all hospitals of the provincial government, of which 108 ventilators were under use while 549 were unoccupied. Around 221 ventilators are reserved in Lahore hospitals, of which 57 are occupied and 164 ventilators are vacant, said Secretary Specialized Healthcare.