Over view for the truth of COVID -19 pandemic: A guide for the Pathologists, Health care workers and community

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

  • Mulazim Hussain Bukhari UOL
  • Khalid Mahmood
  • Syeda Ailia Zahra
Keywords: COVID-19, Laboratory Staffs, Pathologists, Pandemic, PPE, SARS-CoV2

Abstract

Pakistan is in the grip of COVID-19, due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) since 26 February 2020, and the number of infected people and mortality is rising gradually. The health workers, doctors, pathologists and laboratory staff are front line fighters who are facing the risk. Few things are important for public and health workers, human behavior is at the core of preparedness and response i.e, personal protective measures, (handwashing, face masks, respiratory etiquette, surface and objects cleansing), social distancing and travel measures because the virus spreads through the  respiratory channels, eyes, nose and mouth. While working in the Pathology labs, use the personal protection equipment (PPE), during the work in the duty. Avoiding the over duties and long shifts. It is good to keep the immune system healthy by taking a healthy balanced diet, vitamin supplements, and a night of proper sleep. It is also important to avoid taking food during duties and avoid making close contact without wearing safety dress.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2519

How to cite this:
Bukhari MH, Mahmood K, Zahra SA. Over view for the truth of COVID-19 pandemic: A guide for the Pathologists, Health care workers and community’. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(COVID19-S4):COVID19-S111-S114. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2519

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Published
2020-05-19
How to Cite
Bukhari, M., Mahmood, K., & Zahra, S. A. (2020). Over view for the truth of COVID -19 pandemic: A guide for the Pathologists, Health care workers and community. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(COVID19-S4). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2519