KARACHI:Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC ) hospitals has been facing acute shortage of personnel protective equipment (PPEs), but KMC and Sindh government have failed to provide PPEs to them, credible sources told PPI Wednesday.

 

According to the sources, the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff working in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD), Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Spencer Eye Hospital, Sarfraz Rafique Shaheed Hospital and others have not been provided PPEs to protect themselves from coronavirus during the second wave of the virus in the country.

 

The medical staff of these health facilities were performing duties without safety gloves, masks, aprons, sanitizers and other safety kits. The doctors and supporting staff working in KMC hospitals are performing their duties under deep stress and pressure because their lives are at risk and in the present situation, they are examining the patients at the cost of their lives and even their families are also at risk.

 

The doctors, nurses and paramedics have also been reluctant to continue their job in the hospitals in such circumstances.

 

Spokesperson for Young Doctors Association (YDA), ASH, said the provision of PPEs was the responsibility of Sindh government and KMC, but they had failed to provide PPEs during second wave of COVID-19 so far.

 

Medical Superintendent, ASH, Dr Nadeem Rajput, while talking to PPI, said there was no shortage of PPEs in the hospital.