A second-year student Hanifullah in Chitral was referred by the doctors at District Hospital Chitral to Peshawar for examination for Corona Virus test on Tuesday.
Hanifullah came from Karachi a week ago and was feeling fever and coughing but there are no corona virus test, screening, laboratory facilities throughout Chitral so the doctors in District Headquarter Hospital Chitral referred Hanifullah s/o Ezat Ullah, a student of Govt Degree College Chitral, to Peshawar for the test.
A police man with three Chitral Lives personnel, are on duty at the house of the Hanifullah to protect other people not to enter the house of Ezat Ullah, a medical technician in DHQ Chitral, the father of Hanif Ullah.
The people of the areas have expressed concern that the situation on the one hand was so serious across the country and the government was claiming that we are dealing with this epidemic on a war-footing but in both the Lower and Upper Chitral districts, the is no facilities of Corona virus testing.
They said that it takes 15 hours to go from Chitral to Peshawar. They appealed to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan to take immediate steps by ensuring testing facilities to the people of Chitral in DHQ Chitral.
In each of the two districts of Chitral, at least one health center is set up on an emergency basis, where all facilities are available, from diagnosis and treatment to corona virus or developing a quarantine to safeguard others people from corona virus infection.