A mother of two doctors dies of covid-19 due to unavailability of ambulence
LARKANA: Mother of two doctors died at the COVID-19 ICU established at the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Friday. One of her sons Dr. Ayaz Memon is a senior member of the Task Force made by the incharge District Health Officer (DHO), Larkana. The task Force is assigned to take samples of suspected coronavirus people and send them to the laboratories. Her other son Dr. Fayaz Memon is posted to work at the CMCH Surgery Department.
Incharge DHO Dr. Athar Shah was asked to provide an ambulance to shift the body to her home in Murad Wahan locality but he instantly refused government ambulance to frontline warriors, credible sources disclosed to this Scribe adding he even did not provide a coffin and PPEs which were later on also supplied by the CMCH authorities for protection of other family members and her burial under SOPs. This attitude of the DHO was widely condemned by the doctors community. The incharge DHO has been posted on senior post of BPS-20 against daring violation of apex court orders as he is in BPS-19 hence the post of DHO is vacant since very long. Dr Ayaz has been constantly taking swabs of suspected cases since last over three months and his services are widely appreciated by the residents who are facing the viral disease threats putting his young life at high risk along with the lives of his family members. He himself remained isolated at his home when he himself developed symptoms and resumed duty soon after his recovery and during that time his family was extremely worried but nobody came to inquire about his health including incharge DHO which indeed is very pathetic.