Sarfaraz A Lone
Srinagar, June 2 (GNS): Covid-19 has cast a shadow on the top leadership of the Kashmir’s healthcare set-up as a leading pulmonologist and Head of Department, Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the novel coronavirus in the Valley, has tested positive for the pathogen.Sources told GNS that swab sample of the senior doctor, one of the top healthcare workers leading from the front in the fight against the disease, was taken on Monday afternoon and it returned positive late last night.
Later, in a series of tweets, the doctor urged government to prepare a scientific SOP for duties and testing of all frontline workers to safeguard all.
“Request to administration for preparing a scientific SOP for duties and testing of all frontline workers to safeguard all (sic),” the doctor said in a tweet.
He also expressed gratitude to people who wished him early recovery but disapproved those who termed his test report as being “feigned to avoid duties,” saying he was “saddened” by such reporting. “I’m overwhelmed and deeply humbled by the wishes of all my known and unknown well wishers praying for my recovery… tested positive.. followed #protocol and got #admitted … thank you everyone .. remember in prayers.”
In another tweet, he said: “But am saddened by some reporting my report has been feigned to avoid duties … I will be the last person to do that … I m in quarantine n working from here … available for all possible deliverable services.”(GNS)