Coronavirus found in Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah Hospital MS
The unfortunate trend of coronavirus infecting the health professionals continues unabated as another doctor tested positive for the virus in Quetta, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The latest victim is Fatima Jinnah Hospital MS Dr Noorullah Musakhel who has quarantined himself at his home.
According to the hospital administration, Dr Noorullah had given his samples for test on Monday.
There is a coronavirus test lab and isolation ward working at Fatima Jinnah Hospital where the first patient of the province had been tested positive.
In this connection, Dr Noorullah said a large number of pilgrims returning from Iran and others had been diagnosed with the coronavirus at the health facility.
The MS said he had quarantined himself for 14 days and also urged the people to take the necessary precautionary measures.
The doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals have been very critical of the government for its inability to provide the necessary protective gear to them.
Last week, a senior health professional, Dr Prof Muhammad Javed died of coronavirus at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex, the very facility where he had been working.
On Monday, the number of doctors infected by the coronavirus in the federal capital jumped to 15 as another healthcare professional working at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) was tested positive.
Reacting to the news, the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Islamabad chapter spokesperson said the fight against the coronavirus was not possible without protecting and providing personal protection equipment (PPE) to the professionals.
On Saturday, the doctors working at PIMSdemanded the government to further tighten the lockdown and provide PPE to all the healthcare professionals.
Addressing a press conference, PIMS employees’ spokesperson Dr Asfandyar warned that the policy of relaxing the lockdown would have disastrous consequences, as he asked the government to revise the strategy. The people should offer the Taraweeh at their homes, he added.