“The White Army” pays Corona … and a warning of the worst

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Health workers and patients.

The Geneva-based council had said a month ago that 100 nurses had died of a disease The pandemic, Sparked by an outbreak novel coronavirus That appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

Council executive officer, Howard Caton, told the agency "Reuters": "The number of injuries among individuals Medical staff It increased from 23,000 to what we believe to be more than 90,000 and this remains an underestimate because it does not include all countries of the world".

The figure of 90,000 was based on information gathered from the national nurses’ associations in 30 countries, government data and media reports.

The council represents 130 national federations and more than 20 million nurses.

Caton pointed out that 3.5 million cases of Covid-19 disease, caused by the Corona virus, were recorded worldwide and said: "If the average prevalence of infection among medical personnel is 6 percent on average, we believe that the global figure exceeds 200,000 injured today by medical personnel".

He added "The scandal is that governments do not systematically collect and publish this information. It seems to us that it is turning a blind eye, which we believe is totally unacceptable and will result in the loss of more lives".

The council statement said: "Failure to record injury and death rates among medical personnel puts the lives of more nurses and patients at risk".

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The council stated in a statement that the disease has resulted in the death of more than 260 nursing staff and urged the authorities to keep more accurate records to help prevent the spread of the virus between Health workers and patients.

The Geneva-based council had said a month ago that 100 nurses had died of a disease The pandemic, Sparked by an outbreak novel coronavirus That appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

“The number of injuries is between individuals,” Howard Caton, the board’s executive officer, told Reuters Medical staff It increased from 23,000 to what we believe to be more than 90,000 and this remains an underestimate because it does not include all countries of the world. “

The figure of 90,000 was based on information gathered from the national nurses’ associations in 30 countries, government data and media reports.

The council represents 130 national federations and more than 20 million nurses.

Caton pointed out that 3.5 million cases of Covid-19 disease caused by the Coronavirus were recorded worldwide and said: “If the prevalence of infection among medical personnel is 6 percent on average, we believe that the global figure exceeds 200 thousand infected today with medical personnel.” .

“The scandal is that governments are not systematically collecting and disseminating this information. It seems to us that they are turning a blind eye, which we believe is totally unacceptable and will lead to the loss of more lives.”

“Failure to record injury and death rates among medical personnel puts the lives of more nurses and patients at risk,” the council statement said.



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