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80 Thai health workers confirmed with Covid-19 virus

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A spokesman for the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin reported that the coronavirus crisis has taken a grave toll on the country’s medical staff, with 80 infected so far by the virus since January.

Coronavirus among medical staff has now accounted for 3.4 % of the total 2,258 confirmed cases in Thailand. Of the 80 confirmed cases, 50 were infected while working in hospitals (in emergency rooms, dental clinics, and surgical operating theatres), 18 in local communities, and the source of the remaining 12 infections is still under investigation. The heavy toll on our health workers is…

  • Nurses, (36)
  • Doctors, (16)
  • Pharmacists (2)
  • Dentists (2)
  • Operating theatre staff (1)
  • Others medical personal (10)
  • Staff working in the health field (13).

With the virus showing no signs of coming to a halt, we can only hope no more medical professions will be effected leaving us understaffed and unprepared to combat the deadly virus.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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