ISLAMABAD: Adherence to the well being pointers issued by the federal government is the one manner Pakistan can successfully curb the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, well being consultants have suggested.
Health professionals and officers, working tirelessly in emergency wards and on the executive entrance, have known as upon the general public to wholeheartedly observe authorities’s directions for stemming the contagion’s unfold throughout the nation.
Doctors have warned that the general public’s disregard of the coronavirus security protocols reminiscent of masks sporting, social distancing and others would finally hamper the nationwide initiative within the battle in opposition to COVID-19.
“The attitude of people towards the SOPs seems casual and they are not exercising caution,” mentioned Dr Mehwish, on obligation on the Emergency Ward of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
Even sufferers, visiting the emergency wards of hospitals, didn’t take care of social distancing, masks and different security measures, she added.
“Patients with normal fever may take Paracetamol to avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital, a risky activity in the current scenario,” Dr Mehwish mentioned whereas speaking to APP.
Requesting anonymity, a police official on the Srinagar Highway verify put up, advised APP that there was a bit of society that was reluctant to adjust to the prescribed security measures.
He mentioned that motorists are being educated concerning the significance of following the rules in opposition to the virus.
“Without the people’s cooperation, the fight against COVID-19 cannot be won. The role of every citizen is imperative in defeating this virus,” mentioned the cop.
Another physician on the PIMS, Sohail, mentioned: “Our cultural norms do not care about social distancing which is the basic precaution against the coronavirus.” He mentioned folks’s reluctance to the preventive measures may increase the tempo of the virus’ unfold.
“When it comes to social contacts of a patient tested with COVID-19, the list is mind boggling as it includes neighbours, vendors, the milkman, cab drivers, tailors, friends and relatives,” he mentioned.
“We are working like soldiers and our enemy is a virus, [which is] invisible,” Mehak, a paramedical staffer on the Poly Clinic Hospital, mentioned.
A collective resolve is required to stop the rise in infections through the second wave, which is already right here, she added.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has stepped up its efforts to make sure compliance of the SOPs and imposed part 144 of the Criminal Procedures Code (CrPC) lately to wonderful residents for not sporting a masks within the capital metropolis.
Other restrictions reminiscent of social distancing are already in place.
According to the ICT spokesman, police had arrested 125 people and sealed 77 outlets over non-compliance of SOPs throughout town over the past week.
The authorities imposed fines of Rs191,500 on outlets over violation of SOPs by conducting 1,1,62 inspections, he added.