Spurred on by fears of contagion inwards and waiting rooms, many health practitioners are replacing the face-to-face meetings that have always underpinned general practice, with patient consultations by telephone and online video apps.
"I was seeing my end," Antoine Sassine said from his room at Brussels' Delta Chirec hospital, where he used to work. "I thought I was going to die and would never wake up."
Dr Al Naqabi said, “I did not expect the joy of the patients with simple congratulations. I saw tears in eyes of some of them, who were happend to see a few words, while some prayed for the UAE for the attention and care they enjoy in this pandemic.”
The Health Ministry said that they have conducted 29,984 tests.
Amid the lockdown 60 doctors —from Surat to Kochi, from Gurgaon to Kanya Kumari — refused to be locked down in worry and panic and started unwinding like never before.
The toll includes retired doctors the government began calling in a month ago to help fight a coronavirus that has officially claimed a world-topping 17,669 lives in Italy.
In its post, the UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs said: “At Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline tosome of the poorest people in Pakistan.”
Dr Abdi Muhamad, the COVID-19 incident manager of the WHO Western Pacific regional office based in Manila, described as "very worrisome" a recent Philippine health department report that a total of 766 frontliners have tested positive for the dreaded ailment.
Several hotels and one school across Abu Dhabi have contributed 1,030 rooms to Ma’an’s "Together We Are Good" programme to accommodate doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and support staff working on the frontline.
Singer Keith Urban recently performed for more than 200 healthcare workers from Vanderbilt Health at Stardust Drive-In movie theatre outside Nashville, Tennessee, to thank them for fighting the battle against COVID-19.