43 doctors lost lives due to COVID’s second-wave

KARACHI:As many as 43 doctors have lost their lives due to coronavirus’s second wave throughout Pakistan.

 

According to the statistics shared to PPI by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a total of 43 doctors have lost their lives in the country in second Covid wave out of which 16 were in Punjab, 13 in Sindh, 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and two in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).

 

The situation is very alarming. Unfortunately doctors are not getting proper protection. They are facing shortage of PPEs. It is very unfortunate that announcement of Shuhda Package by the government for the families of shaheed doctors has not been implemented yet and the aggrieved families are going through a hard times with lots of economic problems.

 

PMA demanded that the government should take immediate steps for the protection of doctors and make sure the provision of uninterrupted supply of PPEs for doctors.

 

In Pakistan, 153 doctors and 27 paramedical staff and nurses have lost their lives due to COVID-19.