Rise of interest rates will not affect property prices: Real Estate Investment Division    CBE's interest rate hike to slowdown industrial investments    Egypt raising interest rates to curb inflation comes as surprise: Bloomberg    Health Minister inaugurates 57th session of Council of Arab Health Ministers    Health Minister inaugurates 57th session of Council of Arab Health Ministers    Wimbledon to be stripped ranking points by ATP and WTA over Russian players ban    Wimbledon to be stripped ranking points by ATP and WTA over Russian players ban    Wimbledon to be stripped ranking points by ATP and WTA over Russian players ban    Egypt follows closely monkeypox spreading in world: Health Ministry    KCC in Egypt to kick of Korean cultural week    KCC in Egypt to kick of Korean cultural week    Higher Education Minister discusses cooperation with Egyptian Medical Society in UK    Eight female students launch campaign to raise awareness about insulin-resistance    CCCPA hosts African ambassadors ahead of third edition of Aswan Forum    Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges, won't tolerate 'defamatory reporting'    Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges, won't tolerate 'defamatory reporting'    I hope Lebanon recovers soon: Nawal El-Zoghbi    President pardon will be granted to another group of detainees within days: NCHR    IOE, Deloitte, EU organises webinar to celebrate joint women mentorship programme    EIB to provide Egypt €150 million for food sector    Tech giant Apple 'expresses interest' in acquiring Manchester United – report    National Bank of Egypt says H1 net profit at EGP 14.103 billion    Ivanka Trump explores "beauty of Egypt" by sharing family photos at Giza Pyramids    Egypt has signed projects worth $15 billion at COP27; environment minister says    Germany to nationalise Russian Gazprom's assets to secure its energy needs    Egypt launches 1st eco-friendly water bottle alternative to plastic during COP27    Biden, meets with Sisi, calls Egypt's hosting of COP27 'appropriate'    UAE's EAD, MOCCAE, Al Futtaim sign MoU to reduce single use plastics on sideline of COP27    Egypt operates solar-powered cars at 2 archaeological sites in Luxor    Egypt launches 200 Years of Continuing Science tourism campaign    QNB Group names TikToker Khaby Lame official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 brand ambassador    Three possible scenarios as Egypt's central bank governor resigns – MP    Adele is living a love story, wants to be a homemaker    In Photos: Egypt swears in 13 new ministers after major Cabinet reshuffle    Egypt's Sisi names 13 ministers in Cabinet reshuffle    Spain: prosecutor seeks 8 years sentence for Shakira over tax evasion    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Egypt's medical union demands designating isolation hospitals for infected medics
Published in Ahram Online on 20 - 05 - 2020

The Egyptian Medical Union, which comprises medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and dentistry syndicates, has demanded the designation of isolation hospitals nationwide for medical staff infected with the coronavirus to help frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic.
"The union appeals to the health ministry and concerned authorities to allocate isolation hospitals across the country to treat infected medical staff and provide healthcare for them until they recover and return back to work," the union wrote in a letter a copy of which was sent to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal.
The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has made a similar call earlier this month, requesting the allocation of at least one isolation hospital for infected medical staff and the increase of the number of isolation hospitals, in general, to keep up with the rising tally of cases, which reached 13,484 on Wednesday, with 559 fatalities.
In the letter it published on Wednesday, the union urged speeding up regular PCR tests for all health workers to help with the "early detection of infections and to provide the treatment before it becomes too late."
The numbers of infections and deaths among medics have been on the rise recently owing to the lack of necessary tests for medical staff, the letter noted.
Many hospital staff members have taken to social media to complain about the reluctance of hospital managements to conduct necessary tests for them despite having come into contact with coronavirus patients.
The health ministry has not provided a tally of the doctors who have been infected or died from the flu-like virus so far. But until Wednesday, 14 doctors were confirmed by the doctors' syndicate to have died of the coronavirus.
The syndicate has repeatedly urged conducting PCR tests to all medical staff, voicing concerns over the new regulations to carry out tests for "suspected" cases only which it said would further put health workers at risk.
The World Health Organisation said last month that infections among medical staff make up around 13 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Egypt.
A health ministry spokesman said earlier this month that only 12 percent of infected medical staff members contracted the virus while on duty, while the rest got infected outside medical facilities.

Clic here to read the story from its source.