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Pakistan on Sunday suffered a setback in combat towards COVID-19 as 48 medical doctors working within the instructing hospitals of Punjab province resigned, citing non-provision of security gear to guard them from the virus that has killed greater than 4,700 people within the nation.

In response to a notification of the Punjab well being division issued right here on Sunday, 48 medical doctors, principally younger ones, resigned from the posts on the authorities instructing hospitals. Their resignations have been accepted, it stated.

The medical doctors who resigned have been from Lahore’s Mayo, Companies, Jinnah, Basic, Girl Aitcheson, Youngsters and Sheikh Zayed hospitals, Allied and Civil hospitals in Faisalabad, SZH Rahim Yar Khan and Nishter Hospital Multan.

“The medical doctors in query have resigned after the federal government’s failure to their repeated requests to supply them protecting gear towards the lethal coronavirus and different insufficient amenities,” a senior physician of a public hospital Lahore informed PTI.

He stated the federal government appears to be least in regards to the safety of the medics.

“We’re front-line troopers in conflict towards COVID-19 and see what the Imran Khan authorities is doing with us. A few days in the past police baton charged medical doctors in Muzaffarabad (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), whose solely sin was that they have been protesting for not getting protecting medical kits and salaries,” he lamented.

Following the arrest of 23 younger medical doctors in Muzaffarabad the Younger Docs Affiliation shutdown emergency wards in all hospitals in PoK.

The senior physician warned that extra medical doctors will give up their job if the federal government doesn’t take note of this situation. Punjab Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, nevertheless, claimed that the federal government was offering required security kits to medical doctors, nurses and para-medical employees.

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Greater than 70 medics, most of them medical doctors, in Pakistan have misplaced their lives to COVID-19 and over 5,000 contaminated to date.

In response to a report of the Nationwide Institute of Well being, greater than 70 well being professionals together with 47 medical doctors have misplaced their lives to the coronavirus. Of them, 35 sufferer medical doctors belong to Punjab province.

Over 5,000 well being professionals together with 3,000 medical doctors and 600 nurses have been contaminated by the lethal virus to date within the nation.

Until Sunday, there are over 228,000 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances with over 4,700 deaths reported in Pakistan.

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