COVID Watch | 12th May 2020


Medics To Get COVID-19 Duties

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to appoint 10,000 medics to coronavirus-related duties, 2000 doctors interviewed so far.

Meanwhile, 26 doctors of Nishtar Hospital in Multan declared virus-free, return to treat COVID-19 patients.

Source: Dawn, The News

Karachi To Get COVID-19 Hospital

Sindh government releases Rs. 1.8 billion for construction of 400-bed COVID-19 hospital in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah discloses nearly 10,000 people undergoing treatment, 11 succumb to virus in past 24 hours

Source: Express Tribune

Policeman Succumbs To COVID-19

Assistant sub-inspector, Sher Gul Niazi, who had been battling for his life for the past few days succumbed to the virus on May 11

Nizai, who was being treated at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, is the third Karachi police official to be killed by the virus

Source: Dawn

Karachi Shoppers Flout SOPs

As lockdown eases, Karachi citizens shopping for Eid crowd markets without masks, fail to observe social distancing & violate other SOPs

Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah issues appeal to public to act responsibly & adhere to SOPs for their own safety

Source: Express Tribune

Children Denied Treatment

COVID-19 patient at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital alleges her children are being denied treatment as they tested negative earlier

She claims 1 of her 3 quarantined children tested positive, however they received no treatment despite their health deteriorating

Source: Naya Daur