ANL 10.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.73 (-6.55%)
ASC 9.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-3.56%)
ASL 11.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.88 (-6.96%)
AVN 76.05 Decreased By ▼ -2.65 (-3.37%)
BOP 5.49 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-3.35%)
CNERGY 5.37 Decreased By ▼ -0.41 (-7.09%)
FFL 6.71 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-4.14%)
FNEL 5.93 Decreased By ▼ -0.23 (-3.73%)
GGGL 11.30 Decreased By ▼ -0.80 (-6.61%)
GGL 16.50 Decreased By ▼ -1.30 (-7.3%)
GTECH 8.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.63 (-6.88%)
HUMNL 7.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.38 (-5%)
KEL 2.87 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (1.06%)
KOSM 3.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-5.49%)
MLCF 25.99 Decreased By ▼ -1.81 (-6.51%)
PACE 3.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-3.96%)
PIBTL 6.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-6.93%)
PRL 18.15 Decreased By ▼ -1.36 (-6.97%)
PTC 7.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-3.04%)
SILK 1.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-7.14%)
SNGP 33.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-1.77%)
TELE 11.12 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-3.89%)
TPL 9.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.82 (-8.17%)
TPLP 20.17 Decreased By ▼ -1.44 (-6.66%)
TREET 28.70 Decreased By ▼ -1.50 (-4.97%)
TRG 75.75 Decreased By ▼ -2.45 (-3.13%)
UNITY 20.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.91 (-4.29%)
WAVES 12.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.88 (-6.53%)
WTL 1.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.36%)
YOUW 4.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-6.86%)
BR100 4,083 Decreased By -179.3 (-4.21%)
BR30 14,985 Decreased By -647.2 (-4.14%)
KSE100 41,052 Decreased By -1665.2 (-3.9%)
KSE30 15,662 Decreased By -690.8 (-4.22%)
Pakistan

Coronavirus situation in country could worsen if timely measures not taken, warns PMA president

Dr Ashraf says the government's announcement of lifting restrictions can prove disastrous for the country. The
23 Apr, 2020
  • Dr Ashraf says the government's announcement of lifting restrictions can prove disastrous for the country.
  • There is need to reinforce lockdown on the pattern of Saudi Arabia, Dubai and other states: PMA.
  • PMA president urges chief justice and other institutions to play their role in controlling the situation.

(Karachi) Pakistan Medical Association President Dr Ashraf Nizami has warned that the situation related to coronavirus in the country could worsen if timely measures are not taken keeping in view the increasing number of cases at a rapid pace.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he said that three to four weeks are important for the whole country with regards to the disease. "The government is the captain of this ship, it should review this decision. Allowing people to pray within a distance of 6 feet is not practical."

He added the government should reinforce lockdown on the pattern of Saudi Arabia, Dubai and other states. He said the government should take measures to make the lockdown more effective.

Dr Nizami has said that the government's announcement of lifting restrictions can prove disastrous for the nation. "If God forbid the coronavirus situation gets out of control, it could lead to more number of cases and deaths and the doctors might have to treat patients on roads."

The PMA president maintained that the chief justice and other institutions should play their role in controlling the situation and countering the deadly virus. " It is possible that the number of cases could be in millions," he mentuioned.

He said the only way to defeat the pandemic is to take precautionary measures and adopt social distancing.

Comments

Comments are closed.