ISLAMABAD: While appealing to the people to follow safety standard operating procedure (SOPs) against the coronavirus, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Saturday warned of a more lethal second wave of the disease.
Hailing the government’s decision to impose fines on those not wearing masks in public, the PMA urged the government to take strict action against those not following the Covid-19 SOPs. “The virus has claimed the lives of at least eight doctors in the past three weeks, said the PMA in a statement.
The PMA also suggested the government to organise a mask distribution drive and ensure prices of masks and sanitisers are controlled. The PMA also sought personal protection equipment for doctors and paramedical staff from the government and demanded the release of funds promised under an already announced package.
Professor of Endocrinology Dr Rauf Niazi said that the Covid-19 is more lethal in the second wave compared to the first surge in Pakistan. Dr Niazi said the patients received by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in recent times appeared to be severely ill than before.