30 more health professionals, including doctors, test positive of coronavirus in KP


Peshawar:    The situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become even more concerning after another 30 health professionals, including doctors, tested positive for COVID-19.
According to media reports fourteen of the medical staff who has contracted the COVID-19 virus was doctors, five paramedics, and 11 other health professionals. One of the doctors is in serious condition.
11 doctors were from Peshawar whereas one each was from Bannu, Mardan, and Swat. Four of the coronavirus-positive paramedics were from Peshawar and one from Shangla. Four of the five were women.
The KP Health Department Secretary Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah said not all of the coronavirus-positive medics were infected while on duty at the hospitals.
He said all facilities including protective gear were being provided to them, adding that a recommendation for financial assistance package to the doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic was in the works.
The Secretary said safety and security of the doctors and health professionals is of utmost priority, all of them will be taken care of.