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Questions concerning Scottish Pakistani community and COVID-19: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
25 Feb 2021
Questions concerning Scottish Pakistani community and COVID-19: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000123171
Date received: 3 Dec 2020
Date responded: 10 Feb 2021
Information requested

Health

  • Number of Pakistani people being tested.
  • Number of Pakistani people being diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.
  • Neighbourhood and post code with the highest rates of Pakistani people testing positive.
  • Number of Pakistani people being admitted to hospital with Covid-19.
  • Number of Pakistani people who have died from Covid-19.
  • Number of Pakistani members of NHS staff who a) have been and b) are currently absent due to testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Number of Pakistani members of NHS staff who a) have been and b) are currently absent due to being identified as close contact of a positive case and asked to self-isolate.
  • Risk assessments carried out for Pakistani patients and NHS staff as a result of Covid-19.
  • Research carried out on the effectiveness and safety of possible vaccines on the Pakistani community.
  • If there are no Pakistani health staff and interpreters or translation staff in wards, how are hospitals ensuring effective communication for Pakistani bilingual and native language speakers?
  • What arrangements are in place for Pakistani patients who require a halal diet and may not be familiar with the hospital diet?

Communities

  • Number of Pakistani People being asked to self-isolate through Test and Protect.
  • Any data about impact of self-isolation and isolation in general for Pakistani people due to Covid-19.
  • Research carried out on the impact of Covid-19 on poverty and deprivation in the Pakistani community.
  • Number of Pakistani people fined for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
  • Research carried out on the social behaviours of non-compliance of Covid-19 regulations of Pakistani people.

Education

  • Number of Pakistani pupils who are absent from school due to testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Number of Pakistani pupils who are absent from school due to being asked to self-isolate due to being a close contact with a Covid-19 case.
  • Number of Pakistani members of school staff and teachers who are absent due to testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Number of Pakistani members of school staff and teachers who are absent due to being identified as close contact of a positive case and have been asked to self-isolate.
Response

Please find a reply to each of the points attached in Annex A & B.

 

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FOI 202000123171 - Annex A

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FOI 202000123171 - Annex B

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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