Efforts of health workers praised

Mar 28 2020

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has saluted the doctors and paramedics who are serving the nation in this difficult time.

They are on the front line in the war against coronavirus because their lives are at risk, it says.

In the present situation, they are examining patients at the cost of their lives; even their families are also at risk. The PMA has requested all the paramedics and doctors to follow preventive measures as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

In a statement, the PMA advises against examining corona-positive patients without having personal protection equipment (PPE).

The association has also appreciated the Sindh government for establishing a field isolation centre at the Expo Centre Karachi where the PMA, Pakistan Army, Aga Khan University Hospital, Essa Lab, AO Clinic and other volunteers are supporting and working day and night. With the hard work of all the partners, the isolation centre is almost completed.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus will be admitted there with the approval of the health authority at the centre.

The PMA has once again requested people to stay home, avoid going out unnecessarily, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2020