Balochistan doctors to be trained, sensitized to treat coronavirus patients
Helping Hands to launch a training program for doctors
Helping Hands, a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprising health professionals has announced to train and sensitize doctors, nurses and paramedics to cope with the situation developed in the aftermath of coronavirus in Balochistan. The health professionals would be imparted specific training with regard to the novel coronavirus, Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail, the chief of Helping Hands told Quetta Voice.
This decision on the part of Helping Hands has come a day after a doctor was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus the other day in Quetta. There are unconfirmed reports about three doctors contracting the novel coronavirus in Balochistan.
The health department, World Health Organization (WHO) and other international and national organizations would be approached to impart basic safety training to health professionals treating the patients of the deadly virus in Balochistan.
A joint meeting of doctors community and activists of Helping Hands was held at Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta to discuss ways and means to impart basic training to doctors, nurses and paramedics dealing with coronavirus patients. Dr. Zahir Khan Mandokhail, Professor Dr. Baqi Durrani, Dr. Shireen Khan, Dr. Saleem Abro, Dr. Habiba Kakar, Dr. Khan Muhammad Babar, and others participated in the meeting.
Health professionals vowed to battle the deadly coronavirus at the cost of their lives in Balochistan.
“So far, we have registered 29 doctors to be part of this training”, Dr. Sher Zaman Mandokhail said. The doctors include both males and females.
The Balochistan government has also assured the doctors’ community and health professionals of the provision of all basic facilities to battle the coronavirus in the province. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan continues to appreciate the doctors community in battling the coronavirus.
In the case, cases of coronavirus are increased in Balochistan, we will be able to treat the patients through our trained health professionals. Doctors across the globe faced the brunt of the virus in the ongoing battle. 23 doctors were killed by the novel coronavirus in Italy recently.