Mardan Doctor Who Protested Against Lack Of Protective Gear Gets Coronavirus
Mardan: A doctor at Mardan’s District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. He had earlier protested against the lack of Personal Protective Equipment in the hospital in an interview to a private news channel, and was later issued a letter by the hospital administration seeking explanation over the interview.
Dr Zia, serving at DHQ Mardan gave an interview to a tv channel couple of days ago regarding lack of PPEs and he was issued letter for explanation, and now he has been tested positive for covid. pic.twitter.com/iSOackWGXf
— Izharullah (@Izhar2u) April 7, 2020
Following the interview, he was called in by the office of Medical Superintendent to remind him that indulging with the media was ‘against the rules and regulations’ of the hospital and that he should explain his position immediately or a ‘disciplinary action’ would be taken against him.
The KP Young Doctors Association had already revealed that they were facing an acute shortage ofsafety kits for the healthcare workers at the facility, and yet the only action taken was against the doctor, not the lack of PPE.