Lack of corona masks
Humanity and the whole wide world around needs to join hands in the battle versus the lethal virus
There are reports that there is a shortage of protective masks used versus the coronavirus and other related devices in the country. The Federal Examination Firm is to examine the issue to develop whether the lack has actually been triggered due to the rising demand or some scum of the earth has created an artificial shortage to capitalize human suffering. The reality remains: there is a shortage of masks as they are not readily available even to medics and all those related to the health care sector. Individuals must not get brought away by speculations being made in a section of the media about the reasons for the lack. We need to await the FIA inquiry report. There are likewise reports that the demand for protective masks throughout the gas leak in Keamari, Karachi, is among the causes resulting in the lack. All of this, nevertheless, are simple conjectures.
The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan took notice of the reports of masks being sold in the black market. According to press reports, the government had prohibited export of breathing masks and of other associated products on January30 A spokesman for the pertinent ministry declared that the restriction was unwinded and masks were allowed to be exported at the request of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad.
There are, nevertheless, particular immoral elements who are attempting to make use of a bad situation to their advantage both to make cash and to disparage responsible quarters. A pestilence is upon us, and humanity the entire broad world around needs to sign up with hands in the battle versus the deadly infection.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 15 th, 2020.