323 Health Workers Mostly Nurses Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since March 2020
A total of 323 health workers countrywide have tested positive for COVID-19, The Sunday Mail reports. This was revealed by Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Gibson Mhlanga who said they have not yet recorded any fatalities so far:
It is unfortunate that we are having health workers being infected by Covid-19. These are critical in dealing with the rising number of cases being reported countrywide.
So far 323 health workers have tested positive in Zimbabwe since the beginning of the outbreak, luckily no deaths have been reported among these health workers.Feedback
Of these, nurses are the most affected, constituting 168 and doctors 16. Other affected health workers include people working in pharmacies, accounts, general hands working in the cleaning services as well as drivers ferrying patients. These healthcare workers need PPEs at all times.
This comes amid reports that health workers are on strike citing low wages and poor working conditions which includes lack of Professional Protective Equipment.
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