Medical Staffs In Europe's Are Getting Infected Themselves Because of The Shortage of Supplies Medical Equipment
The novel coronavirus, which spread from China in December, has since infected at least 341,529 people across every the world. Where death count 14,748.
As more and more people are hospitalized around the world, medical workers are being forced to ration their protective gear & equipment.
Bloomberg reported that Doctors and Nurses at hospitals in Spain are taping garbage bags to their arms in hopes of protecting themselves against contracting the novel coronavirus.
Marcia Santini (Registered nurse at an emergency room in California), talking about their healthcare workers’ issue with Business Insider, "We need to keep our healthcare workers healthy, and if they get sick, that will collapse the healthcare system." But that's proving hard to do with limited protective equipment.
A note written in marker on a box of protection masks in Southern California hospital states that each staff member is allotted one mask for the entirety of their shift.
At a Barcelona hospital, a lack of high-protection masks is leading to doctors and nurses stacking two less-protective surgical masks on top of one another.
"This thing blew upon us," Dr. Pelayo Pedrero, head of labor risk prevention at doctors' union AMYTS in Madrid, told Bloomberg. "No one was ready for this. They didn't buy the supplies; they didn't prepare the hospitals to receive and treat all these patients. Not just in Madrid or Spain, but all over Europe."
In the US, different industries are volunteering their factories and production services to help make more equipment and protective gear for medical officers and workers.
Different hospital-set television shows, including "Grey's Anatomy," "The Resident," and "The Good Doctor," have announced that they are donating their stocks of supplies to actual working hospitals.
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