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.
In June Medicines San Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) started supporting the Covid-19 treatment centre at the Shaikh Zayyed Hospital in rebel-held Sana’a, the capital of war, disease and famine ravaged Yemen.
After President Duterte further relaxed quarantine restrictions and allowed more businesses to reopen, leaders of nearly 100 medical organisations held an online news conference and warned that the health system may collapse as many medical personnel fall ill or resign out of fear, fatigue or poor working conditions.
The government said its goal to increase the number of medical students by 4,000 over the next 10 years was necessary to better prepare for public health crises like the coronavirus pandemic.
Mujeeb was put on a ventilator and was admitted at the ICU to stabilize his condition. “He was operated on for an emergency insertion of a drain in is his brain to remove excess fluid and blood and for the pressure in his brain to be closely monitored.