PESHAWAR: Another doctor died of coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday after which the death toll of doctors from the disease in the province has reached 37.
Dr Muzaffar was under treatment at Saidu Teaching Hospital in Swat after he was tested positive for the virus few days ago, according to Provincial Doctors Association. It said the novel coronavirus has claimed lives of 37 doctors in KP.
The PDA says the provincial government has not provided Shaheed package to any deceased doctor’s family so far. Further details released by the PDA reveal that 1,160 doctors and 410 nurses have contracted coronavirus so far in KP while playing the role of frontline force against the pandemic. Four nurses have also died of corona in KP. As many as 1,150 members of paramedical staff and Class-IV employees working in different hospitals have also contracted coronavirus.
Corona kills 87 in Pakistan
Eighty-three more coronavirus patients died during the last 24 hours, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Seventy-four these patients were under treatment in hospitals and nine in their respective homes or quarantines.
The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Friday were recorded at 42,478 as 2,972 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours.
Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 451,494 cases were detected so far, including 7,893 in AJK, 17,868 in Balochistan, 4,810 in GB, 35,700 in Islamabad, 54,021 in KP, 130,122 in Punjab and 201,080 in Sindh.
About 9,164 deaths were recorded in the country since the outbreak of the contagion, including 3,270 in Sindh, 3,522 in Punjab, 1,511 in KP, 385 in ICT, 177 in Balochistan, 99 in GB and 200 in AJK.
COVID-19 awareness campaign in Bajaur
Rescue 1122 KP held a COVID-19 awareness campaign in Bajaur tribal district wherein people were asked to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the provincial government for their safety and safety for the others.
The Rescue 1122 officials urged the people to take precautionary measures against coronavirus and observe the precautionary measures. The people were informed that Rescue 1122 Bajaur provides its services immediately and free in case of any kind of emergency.