The doctors in Chitral have complained about the lack of precautionary facilities in hospitals across the district against the novel coronavirus such as ventilators and personnel protective equipment.
The disease prevails across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa according to doctors and paramedic workers. Several hospitals run their staff short of masks and protective supplies, a doctor said.
“In Chitral, doctors don’t have hand sanitisers and there isn’t even one ventilator in the district,” Chitral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Muhammad Shamim said.
He criticized the government for failing to provide timely security equipment. We do need more staff at hour hospital as coronavirus cases continue to rise, Shamim added.
So far KP has reported a total of 38 known COVID-19 cases. Two deaths were reported at Mardan and Peshawar.