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March 26, 2020

Doctor working at Sukkur quarantine contracts COVID-19

National

March 26, 2020

SUKKUR: A doctor performing at the quarantine centre Sukkur has acquired coronavirus infection. Dr. Zain-ul-Abideen was performing his duties at the Quarantine Centre Sukkur when he felt sick and was tested positive for the virulent virus. He had served at the quarantine for a fortnight. Dr Abideen is currently undergoing self isolation at his residence. The doctor was hopeful that he would soon resume duty after full recovery.

Meanwhile, as many as 640 inmates who completed their quarantine protocols at the Sukkur centre were shifted to their homes after being cleared by a team of doctors. Under the instructions of the Sindh chief minister, the deputy commissioners of their hometowns would track their recovery. DHO Sukkur Dr. Shabbir Ahmed Dayo said those being released from the qurantine belong to Gilgit Baltistan, Huderabad, Matyari, Halla, Ghotki. The DHO said that 266 patients suspected of COVID-19 are completing their mandatory quarantine period and their condition is satisfactory.