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Coronavirus: Three more doctors test positive in Sindh


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

26th Apr, 2020. 11:28 pm
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Three more doctors have been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Sunday (April 26).

According to the details, these all three doctors belong to Sindh and they all were reported in different districts.

It is to be noted that five doctors were tested positive in Shikarpur district yesterday (April 25).

The new cases include a chief medical officer at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Karachi, the new cases include a female medical officer working at Civil Hospital, Jacobabad and a doctor employed at a private hospital in Mirpurkhas.

The sources said that approximately four dozens paramedics, doctors and other staff at Civil Hospital, Jacobabad were tested for the COVID-19.

Earlier on March 20, Dr Salma Kausar, the director general of Health Municipality, denied the news related to the isolation of Abbasi Shaeed’s Hospitals’s doctors.

She said that no doctor of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital has been kept in isolation but some doctors have been undergoing precautionary screening.

According to the details, 10 doctors of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital shifted to quarantine on suspicion of coronavirus while the hospital staff has been referred to the doctors for screening the doctors.

34 doctors tested positive for COVID-19 at Multan’s Nishtar Hospital

Earlier on April 18, Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) delegation in which they called for further tightening the lockdown.

Health Minister Dr Azra Pechoho, Advisor Murtaza Wahab, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sindh, Sajid Jamal Abroo, Secretary Health Zahid Abbasi, CM Focal Person Najam Shah and Additional Secretary Health Fayaz Abbasi Dr Qaiser Sajjad, Dr. Dr. Sharif Hashmi were also present during the meeting.

The PMA delegation presented various proposals to the Chief Minister during the meeting, which called for bringing PGs into practical training, including tightening lockdown.

 

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