Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Pakistan, like the rest of the world, are playing a leading role in the fight against the Coronavirus, but they are not given enough protection to protect them from the deadly virus. So far, many doctors and nurses have been infected with the virus.
The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab has said that 9 doctors and 5 nurses have been infected with Coronavirus in the province till now.
In a statement, Salman Haseeb, the president of YDA Punjab, said that while treating corona patients, 5 in Gujarat, 2 in Dera Ghazi Khan and 1 at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology and DHQ Rawalpindi had fallen victim to Coronavirus. Coronavirus has been confirmed in 5 nurses while more than 10 nurses have symptoms.
President of YDA says that Punjab has now become the most dangerous province for health professionals.
In Balochistan, the doctors and medical staff working on the frontline against the Coronavirus are not available because of the fact that five doctors in Quetta have become infected with the virus.
Doctors say that they are using masks and gloves by purchasing them from their own money and now masks are not available in the markets. Provincial authorities, on the other hand, are simply not providing protective suits.
It should be noted that the death toll from Coronavirus has risen to 26 across Pakistan and the number of victims has increased to 2081.