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PMA suggests testing all doctors working without PPEs

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has written a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and to the Chief Ministers of all the provinces, requesting them to provide (PPEs) for the protection of doctors, nurses and paramedics, and strongly suggesting to conduct having PCR Corona Test of all the doctors who are on duty without PPEs

PMA secretary general Dr Qaiser Sajjad has said that doctors are working on the front line in the war against Coronavirus. Their lives are at risk due to the shortage of Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs), so many doctors have fallen prey to the deadly virus because of non-availability of PPEs.

“In this regard we have written a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and to the Chief Ministers of all the provinces, requesting them to provide (PPEs) for the protection of doctors, nurses and paramedics.

“We strongly suggest having PCR Corona Test of all the doctors who are on duty without PPEs. So that the doctors could be diagnosed and kept into isolation urgently otherwise they would infect many others. The doctors who found to be negative with Coronavirus should be protected urgently with PPEs. The doctors serving corona patients are facing pressure from their families to quit their jobs. One can well imagine the horrible results if they are not protected and they quit. Protection of doctors is a very serious issue at this stage.”

He said Pakistan Medical Association is also trying to provide PPEs itself to the doctors who are serving the nation in this hard time.



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