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.
Those medical workers say they were defenseless to handle the contagion. During the first 90 days of the outbreak alone, about one medical staffer died each day and dozens became infected.
The health ministry also noted an additional 581 individuals had fully recovered on Sunday from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,512.
Officials and experts said that the female doctors were brought back to the Sindh’s health system through a technology-driven initiative by one of the oldest public sector medical universities in the country, which has so far succeeded in bringing back to the profession over 800 Pakistani lady doctors in different countries.
Healthcare workers across Russia watched Putin promise doctors extra pay and monthly bonuses of between 25,000 and 80,000 rubles to medics and drivers working to fight coronavirus. But when overworked doctors opened their April pay slips, most saw no sign of these generous sums.
The meeting also discussed the successful efforts exerted by the country to fight COVID-19 pandemic and ways to limit its impact and repercussions in all fields.
The Health Ministry on Sunday recorded nearly 64,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for a total of 2,153,010. At least 628,747 patients are still undergoing treatment.
The dispute between South Korean trainee doctors and the government should be resolved in the best interest of their country (“S.Korean doctors strike over plan to boost medical student numbers, Aug. 7, Gulf Today website).
"We started the initiative soon after the COVID-19 outbreak and doctors are now enthusiastically participating in it,” Dr Arun, a family physician, told Gulf Today.
The industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 per cent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa's most populous nation as it struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.