Lahore, July 5
Pakistan on Sunday suffered a setback in struggle in opposition to COVID-19 as 48 medical doctors working within the instructing hospitals of Punjab province resigned, citing non-provision of security gear to guard them from the virus that has killed greater than 4,700 folks within the nation.
According to a notification of the Punjab well being division issued right here on Sunday, 48 medical doctors, principally younger ones, resigned from the posts on the authorities instructing hospitals. Their resignations have been accepted, it stated.
The medical doctors who resigned have been from Lahore’s Mayo, Services, Jinnah, General, Lady Aitcheson, Children and Sheikh Zayed hospitals, Allied and Civil hospitals in Faisalabad, SZH Rahim Yar Khan and Nishter Hospital Multan.
“The doctors in question have resigned after the government’s failure to their repeated requests to provide them protective gear against the deadly coronavirus and other inadequate facilities,” a senior physician of a public hospital Lahore instructed PTI.
He stated the federal government appears to be least in regards to the safety of the medics.
“We are front-line soldiers in war against COVID-19 and see what the Imran Khan government is doing with us. A couple of days ago police baton charged doctors in Muzaffarabad (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), whose only sin was that they were protesting for not getting protective medical kits and salaries,” he lamented.
Following the arrest of 23 younger medical doctors in Muzaffarabad the Young Doctors Association shutdown emergency wards in all hospitals in PoK.
The senior physician warned that extra medical doctors will stop their job if the federal government doesn’t take note of this difficulty. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, nonetheless, claimed that the federal government was offering required security kits to medical doctors, nurses and para-medical workers.
More than 70 medics, most of them medical doctors, in Pakistan have misplaced their lives to COVID-19 and over 5,000 contaminated to this point.
According to a report of the National Institute of Health, greater than 70 well being professionals together with 47 medical doctors have misplaced their lives to the coronavirus. Of them, 35 sufferer medical doctors belong to Punjab province.
Over 5,000 well being professionals together with 3,000 medical doctors and 600 nurses have been contaminated by the lethal virus to this point within the nation.
Till Sunday, there are over 228,000 confirmed COVID-19 instances with over 4,700 deaths reported in Pakistan. PTI