Health workers declare nationwide strike

“Recall that the Federal Government has in response tackled emerging health infrastructure issues, apart from the N29 billion in payments of allowances and has also lately  expended N9.3billion as premium for Group Life Insurance for Medical and Health workers, as well as for all Civil and Public servants in the treasury funded organisations with 13 […]

Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff

“But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose – we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks.”

Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances

1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes ‘badly let down’ during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales’ care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was “flawed” when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms.

Coronavirus: Care home staff in Wales to get £500 bonus

How do we protect care homes as lockdown eases? Investigation at care homes after PPE claims When did care homes go into lockdown? He said the Welsh government was working with the UK government and HM Revenue and Customs to ensure the money reached people.

Punjab health department website catches virus in Covid time

The website crash comes at a time when the Punjab government is trying to counter rumours and misinformation about Covid-19 on social media. There have been rumours of organ smuggling of Covid-19 patients being spread on social media, resulting in people avoiding getting tested or hospitalised for Covid-19.

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

“If the government doesn’t act, we face a tsunami of job losses. So my message to the chancellor is this: we worked together once before. We are ready to work with you again – if you are serious about stopping the catastrophe of mass unemployment.

Coronavirus: ‘Lessons to be learned’ over deaths in care homes

‘Lessons to learn’Ms Freeman said “at the time we took all the steps we could reasonably have been expected to take”, but added that “as always with these matters as knowledge about the virus and the practicalities of dealing with it develops, then we will take different judgements and different views”.

Coronavirus: Fears over care home test cuts in north Wales

Lab testing issues ‘may take weeks to resolve’ Council leader ‘furious’ over testing capacity What do the stats tell us in Wales? “I am alarmed to hear that Covid-19 testing resources in north Wales are being reduced in order to ramp up testing capacity in south Wales,” he said.

Guam boy, 10, dies as Covid outbreak threatens country’s health system

Ten people remain in intensive care. Seventy per cent of Guam’s cases have occurred in August and September, Guerrero said: “If our numbers don’t change, I’m afraid we will reach a point where our hospital is so full of Covid patients that we may not have room to treat any other ailment, and doctors may […]

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.