Karachi In an act of grave negligence that endangered the lives of doctors, paramedics, and different patients, the administration of the Jinnah postgraduate scientific center JPMC on Thursday admitted a congo virus affected the person to the health facility’s general ward.
Carrying a common surgical mask, sixteen-12 months-old shahid khan from Karachi’s Banaras area changed into lying on the bed no 8 within the medical institution’s ward 7 on Thursday evening, regardless of confirmation of him being infected with congo virus via lab reports from the aga khan university hospital.
“The patient has been recognized with congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) but the scientific college and docs supplying him remedy have stored him within the well-known ward,” said JPMC govt director Dr. Anisauddin Bhatti.
“At the suggestions of medical doctors, the patient could have been shifted to an isolation room inside the health center.”
But alas, no isolation ward or room have been to this point mounted by means of the JPMC administration for retaining suspected and confirmed CCHF patients and, therefore, such sufferers are saved along with different sufferers for the reason that lengthy.
More than one week’s lower back, a CCHF patient, Allah Ditta, an animal trader from Bahawalpur, had also been kept at the overall ward of the jpmc despite protests by using the docs and the paramedical team of workers of the sanatorium and the patient later died due to complications of the lethal viral sickness.
Congo virus is exceptionally contagious and a deadly viral contamination and international protocols of its treatment and control are to right away isolate its suspected and confirmed sufferers because many doctors and paramedics have died in Pakistan and relaxation of the world after entering contact with such patients.
“Even masks and gloves have no longer been supplied by using the management to the nurses and paramedics, who are seeing this (congo virus) affected person. we aren’t going close to to the affected person and additionally advising his attendants to stay distanced from him”, said a nurse at the ward 7 of the jpmc requesting anonymity.
A couple of junior docs who were treating the patient were wearing commonplace surgical mask and gloves but they were not carrying shielding robes.
Talking to the news, they maintained that the patient needs to be admitted to an isolation ward with a separate washroom.
However, they deplored that no matter their protest, the patient become being kept in the general ward.
Pakistan medical association (pma) secretary preferred Dr. Mirza Ali Azhar termed the presence of The congo virus patient at the overall ward as a crook negligence and demanded the authorities to take strict motion against the administration for violating the international protocols concerning the treatment of the noticeably contagious and lethal disease.
“If an affected person has been confirmed by using the lab reviews that he’s inflamed with the congo virus, the affected person should be stored in isolation however, unfortunately, there is no such isolation ward or room to be had at any public clinic, inclusive of the jpmc and the civil medical institution Karachi, in the complete province”, Dr. mirza deplored.
Famed hematologist and a former reputable of the Pakistan Islamic medical association (pima), Dr Saqib Ansari, stated the congo virus unfold thru the secretions of the patient.
“Despite the fact that the patient sneezes, the droplets carry the virus and might infect folks present close by her or him.
“Such patients have to be saved in entire isolation and scientific staff journeying the patient need to be in entire defensive equipment. we should learn from the loss of life of Dr. Sagheer of the Bahawal victoria hospital, Bahawalpur, who contracted the disorder from a patient and later died at a clinic in Karachi”, Dr Ansari said.
Younger docs and medical students on the jpmc have been additionally very concerned approximately the “unprofessional mindset” of the jpmc administration, announcing senior school and administrative officials, who never see a affected person, posted junior doctors and paramedics to deal with sufferers with the highly contagious disease and no matter their protest, no precautionary measures were being taken with the aid of the jpmc management.
“If this affected person isn’t shifted to isolation ward or room this night and special protecting gears are not supplied to docs and paramedics, we’d be pressured to hotel protest and leave the wards on Friday”, warned a younger physician and workplace-bearer of the young docs association (yda) on the jpmc.