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Coronavirus patients in Sindh won’t be moved to quarantine centre forcibly

May 6, 2020 10:51 PM


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The Sindh Health Department on Wednesday issued a new advisory for COVID-19 patients.

According to the new advisory, COVID-19 patients will not be moved to quarantine facility against their will. It is up to the COVID-19 patients whether he/she wants to go to the isolation center or not, read the advisory.

However, it is mandatory for the patient to comply with all standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the provincial health department.

Earlier, Sindh Minister for Heath Azra Fazal Pechuho had stopped the police from shifting COVID-19 patients to the hospital forcefully. She was of the view that it was the right of the patient to choose the treatment.

The minister had urged the people to go to the quarantine facilities by their own if they tested positive for the pathogen.

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