Karachi assembles medical teams to test police officers for coronavirus
The communities that have been working in the frontline against the novel coronavirus is the military, along with doctors and paramedic staff. Hence, their protection is very critical.
Karachi West Deputy Inspector General Asim Qaimkhani has directed the COVID-19 examination of police officers in town by teams comprising eight medical staff.
800 officers so far have been tested and no one tested positive. “We are not only checking their temperatures but also take their medical history,” a medical officer said.
“In case anyone tests positive for the virus, we have government ambulances and police vans to immediately shift them to a hospital,” he added.
The medical staff must use personal protective equipment to guarantee their own health. In other areas of the city they will be studying more residents too.
The protection of police officers is very critical, according to the DIG, so that they can make sure the city’s residents are safe.