Sabeen Shahid, Momna Tahir, Aqsa Azhar
Corona virus infection also known as COVID -19 is caused by a newly discovered corona virus in the Wuhan city of China. It is a single stranded RNA virus which is zoonotic disease and led to human infection predominantly through air droplets. The aim of the study was to assess the perceptions, believes and attitudes of health care professionals of Pakistan and their view regarding role of Pakistani electronic media regarding the covid pandemic. This cross-sectional survey was done online in Jinnah hospital, Lahore (Period of 3 months). This survey consists of total of 31 questions. 15 questions were about the perceptions and believes (PB) of Health care professionals, 5 questions were regarding their Attitudes (A) and 11 questions regarding view of Health care professionals on role of electronic media of Pakistan (R) during the covid pandemic. Majority (86.5%) of the HCPs believe that they have enough knowledge about covid to guide the general public, PPE provided by the government were not according to WHO guidelines (64.8%) and government had not provided proper guidelines (60.7%). HCPs strongly disagree that they were reluctant in treating the covid patients (75.9%).The telemedicine service started by different universities of Pakistan was effective in covid pandemic (32.4%). HCPs believes that the most effective way of preventing from covid is by social distancing (31.1%) and avoid handshake (30.5%),and the main cause of death was lack of government strategy (20.6%) during this pandemic.