KARACHI – The Sindh government and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have failed to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff working to combat the coronavirus pandemic in KMC health facilities.
Medical staff at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Karachi Heart Disease Institute, Leprosy Manghopir Hospital, Spencer Eye Hospital, Landhi Medical Complex, Gazdarabad General Hospital and others doing their work without safety gloves, masks, aprons, other cleaners and safety. the kit.
Although several rescue organizations, including Al-Khidmat and others, have provided safety equipment for doctors and other staff working at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) and other hospitals, but most doctors, nurses and paramedical staff have lost PPE since the start of a coronavirus emergency at this health facility. Sources at ASH said that doctors and support staff working at KMC hospitals carry out their work under intense pressure and pressure because their lives are at risk and in the current situation, they examine patients with their living costs and even their families are also at risk.
They said doctors, nurses and paramedics were also reluctant to continue their work at the hospital in such circumstances. They said the provision of Personal Protection Equipment was the responsibility of the Sindh and KMC governments.
Sources said a female doctor tested positive for using a coornavirus at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital a few days ago. The panic gripped the doctors and other staff working at the KMC hospital.
The Senior Director of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Medical & Health Services Department (KMC) Dr. Salma Kauser, when speaking with the media, said Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) as needed had been sent by the hospital administration.
He informed that safety kits were given to doctors and support staff who screened patients suspected of having corona virus. He further informed that the Mayor of Karachi, the Commissioner and several rescue organizations had provided PPE for doctors and other staff.