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COVID-19, Information and Resources
This review article has been prepared from references given below , but since COVID- 19 is a novel virus with so much novel information everyday, this information should not be considered complete. It is just an introduction. For details please refer to different resources mentioned on ppa website.
Dr. Mumtaz Lakhani
Pakistan Pediatric Association
1. EPA/UNEPSA NEWSLETTER 23/03/2020
Pediatric View Updates on Corona virus Pandemic
2. AAP COVID-19 Resources.
Covid-19 Pandemic clinical guidelines for Pediatric practices
Video presentation : Ann -Christine, Nyquitt, M.D, MSPH, FAAP
Member AAP Committee on infectious diseases
Lead, emerging infections and outbreaks subcommittee
She was probably expressing her own heartfelt wish to be free like the parrots. Not only has a heinous crime been committed against a minor child, hiring an eight-year-old child even for domestic work, is against child labour laws as enshrined in the UN charter of child labour.
Pakistan as a charter member of UN has banned hazardous labour under age 14 years of age. Even domestic work is hazardous for a child aged less than 10 years.
Unscrupulous people in Pakistan prefer to employ children as they are paid much less. This is exploitation of the powerless by the powerful segments of society.
The government, particularly the human rights ministry, is urged to ensure that justice is done in this case.
Furthermore, the federal and provincial governments should ensure that children are not employed even for domestic work. The minimum age for employment should be 16 years. In addition, all such workers should be registered and the terms and conditions of their employment should be clearly defined and properly implemented.
Dr Mumtaz Lakhani
Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2020
Corona Helpline # 1166
Pakistan Covid-19 Situation Report with data analysis dated 1st July 2020
Pakistan Pediatric Association salutes Dr. OSAMA for giving his life in the line of duty and keeping Hippocratic oath in such a sincere and dedicated way , not caring for his own life.
But at the same time it is sad that this young death could have been avoided if PPE was available in timely manner when The Zairean were allowed to enter into Pakistan.
Let us hope that all health workers are given PPE and their health is looked after by authorities. We will continue to raise voice.
We pray for Maghfarat of Dr. OSAMA abd at the same time pray for health of all frontline health workers.
Hope everyone stays safe.