As per the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appealed the government to provide the Shuhuda package compensation to families of healthcare workers, as more than 200 doctors have died due to the coronavirus since the pandemic started.
The PMA said in a press release that as of now, 200 doctors and 30 paramedics have lost their lives due to the coronavirus, Out of these, 74 doctors belonged to Punjab while 64 hailed from Sindh.
The further added that, Among the doctors who passed away due to the coronavirus, 53 belonged to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 6 hailed from Balochistan, 3 from Azad Kashmir and one doctor from Gilgit-Baltistan.
While providing a further breakdown of the deceased healthcare workers’ professions, the PMA also said among the frontline healthcare givers who had fallen to the infection, 24 were medical officers, 19 were general physicians and 13 were paediatricians, Among them were 9 who were professors of medicine while an equal number of experts in diseases for the ear, nose and throat also succumbed to the coronavirus.
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