Over 16,000 healthcare officials got infected during pandemic: Reports

According to the recent reports of the Health Ministry, over 16,000 healthcare officials have been infected by the novel Coronavirus in Pakistan. 

NUT (WEB DESK) The healthcare workers, as per details, affected by COVID-19 included 9,555 doctors, 2,296 nurses, and 4,154 other healthcare professionals. 

The sources in the Health Ministry said that currently 564 health professionals are self-isolating at their homes and 22 others are treated at hospitals. “15,266 healthcare workers have so far recovered from the infection,” they said.

Sharing province-wise details, the sources said that most of the healthcare professionals suffered or died from the virus in Sindh province. “3,362 doctors, 1,098 nurses, and 1,299 other health staffers contracted COVID-19 in the province with 53 of them succumbing to death,” they said.

The Health Ministry officials further shared that Punjab reported 3,377 Covid-positive health workers including 2,020 doctors, 493 nurses and 864 healthcare workers of which 28 died of it.