Health Professionals Express Serious Concern Over Rising Covid-19 Re-infections in Pakistan

December 13, 2020 1:16 PM IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 13 (ANI): Health professionals in Pakistan have expressed serious concerns over increasing incidents of Covid-19 reinfections at various health facilities in the country, where several patients were reported to have coronavirus for the second time with A serious illness.
Previously perceived as a rare phenomenon, a growing number of coronavirus reinfection cases have begun to sound alarms among healthcare professionals in major cities across the country, The News reported Sunday.
However, lawmakers and planners are not concerned about the situation and claim that the reinfection of Covid-19 was still something that was not fully established and cannot be considered a threat as of now.
Renowned hospital officials, including Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), and Indus Karachi Hospital, are fully convinced that people are re-infected with the coronavirus and they are informing hospitals about the severity of the disease. for the second time.
“This is true [re-infection with SARS-CoV-2]. We are seeing a series of reinfections. Put it together in one document, try to finish it but keep finding new cases, “Dr. Faisal Mahmood, senior infectious disease expert and physician at AKUH, told The News on Saturday.

Meanwhile, another senior doctor, Professor Sohail Akhtar, said that he had learned of several cases of reinfection in Karachi.
“One of our senior cardiologist friends is having a reinfection and is undergoing treatment due to severe symptoms. It is not a widespread phenomenon yet, but the cause for concern is that it is happening and people should be aware that they can get re-infected if they stop taking precautionary measures, “Akhtar said.
When asked about the prevention and treatment of Covid-19, DUHS senior physician Dr. Tahir Hussain regretted that centers treating the virus in Karachi and other cities in Pakistan were not giving due importance to vitamin D and its preventive and therapeutic role in the treatment of coronavirus. .
“Studies around the world have shown that if your vitamin D level is below 20, you are four times more likely to have a very serious illness and die from COVID-19,” he said.
According to the latest update from Johns Hopkins University, Pakistan currently has a total of 438,425 infections, along with 8,796 deaths. (AND ME)