Customers crowded the market when business activities continued. PHOTOS: REUTERS / FILE
KARACHI: The Sindh government will be responsible for the spread of Covid-19 and any unnecessary deaths that occur by facilitating locking, said doctors from the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) in Karachi on Saturday.
“That [Sindh] the government is acting very irresponsibly by letting people go out on the streets without masks and keeping social distance, “said a spokesman, adding,” This is a grave violation of public health principles amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “
PMA Sindh’s Secretary General, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, when speaking with The Express Tribune, pointed out that all types of shops, including non-essential ones, had reopened.
“There is too much rush in the market, there is no social distance and no one follows the guidelines,” he said. “People don’t seem to take this pandemic seriously.”
Reminding people that a pandemic is a matter of life and death, Shoro stated that both the federal and provincial governments and the public did not listen to the concerns of doctors, who felt helpless in this situation.
“That [health and safety] it is not the responsibility of the federal government because health is under provincial jurisdiction, “he added, which states that the Sindh government is solely responsible for implementing relevant safety measures and securing the lives of its citizens.
The PMA doctors stressed that no plausible country would consciously put women and children at risk like this. They added that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, after taking commendable initial precautions, lost hope and had acted very irresponsibly with regard to public health and safety. For this, Sindh people have to pay dearly, they concluded.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2020.
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