Secretary General Nurses Association Pakistan, Fahim Abbas addressing a press conference: Photo Ashraf Khan

Health Desk:

Nurses Welfare Organization Pakistan on Friday evening demanded of the federal government to impose 15 days complete curfew to contain the COVID-19 in the country. Strict curfew should be imposed and military should be called for implementation to halt the spread of coronavirus, Fahim Abbas, the Secretary-General Nurses Welfare Organization Pakistan told a news conference at Quetta Press Club.

“If curfew was not imposed, cases will rise”, Mr. Abbas warned. The federal government has already extended the lockdown to May 9th to contain the virus. Do not play with the slogan of lockdown rather impose a curfew, he elaborated, referring to increasing cases of the novel coronavirus.

He warned that the way cases are increasing, in future, there would be no space for patients in government-run hospitals. It is about time to take strict decisions since it is about the lives of the people, he mentioned.

Like in other parts of the globe, doctors, nurses, and all health professionals have been battling the coronavirus at the cost of their lives. In Balochistan, as per official statistics, 18 health professionals including 14 doctors and 4 para-medics have been tested positive for the coronavirus.

COVID-19: 18 health professionals including 14 doctors tested positive in Balochistan

Asad Umar, the Federal Minister announced on Friday in Islamabad that the lockdown has been extended till May across the country to halt the spread of coronavirus.

 

 

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