PIMA concerned over crowd at markets after ease in lockdown

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By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has expressed its great concerns over the situation of crowd in markets & on the street after the government announced the lifting of a so called lockdown which was already only partial & ineffective to a larger extent.
President PIMA Islamabad Dr Iftikhar Burney stated that the current situation and the religious processions held on the 21st of
Ramadan multiplying the risk of exponential spread of Corona infection in a atter of days & hence putting the public health at the verge of disaster.
The doctors fraternity is extremely concerned about the way procession of Youm-e-Ali were taken out against the repeated warnings from all doctors organizations across the country & even worldwide. No SOPs were followed and there was blatant disregard of social distancing. This has put at risk not only the health of the people in procession but also the community in large. There is now a serious danger of exponential spread of Covid 19.
PIMA criticized Government on easing out the lockdown without any planning & discipline.
The LEA are also failed to enforce any SOPs in markets & street & remained idle on useless barriers on main streets just to cause severe hindrance in flow of traffic. PIMA appealed government to review its decision of lifting lockdown immediately or ease out only with application of highly scientific strategy or get prepared for the worst God forbid.