Two doctor-sisters of Peshawar fighting on frontline in war against corona

By: News Desk      Published: 03:55 PM, 9 Apr, 2020
Two doctor-sisters of Peshawar fighting on frontline in war against corona

A father says they become restless when his two daughters leave the house for their job but then all the fears vanish after realising that Almighty Allah has selected them to serve the people.

Prof Fakhr-ul-Islam was talking about Dr Mahnoor and Dr Samra who work at Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar in challenging circumstances amid the coronavirus pandemic.

At a time when people are advised to stay at home, he told BBC they felt nervous when the two daughters were on night duty but the atmosphere at the house changed after their return.

According to Prof Fakhr, who is the Area Study Centre Director at the University of Peshawar, although the doctors and other healthcare workers do not have the necessary protective kits, everyone will have to play his or her role in this war-like situation.

Dr Mahnoor said although she wasn’t assigned with the task of performing duties at the wards reserved for the coronavirus patients, she had taken an oath that she will serve every human without any differentiation.

On the other hand, Dr Samra is among those screening the coronavirus patients. When asked whether she ever thought that joining this profession was a mistake due to the coronavirus pandemic, the reply was she was satisfied and proud of it.