Covid-19: Female health workers on India’s frontline push for fair pay

“Over the years, their work has gone from part-time to full-time,” he said, adding that their average work day was at least 12 hours. “You call them community workers, so you don’t give them government wages. But you keep full control over them.”

Report: Mexico leads in health worker deaths from COVID-19

According to one hospital employee, a patient came to the emergency room at the Monclova hospital March 15 with acute respiratory distress. Once an intensive care doctor diagnosed it as a probable coronavirus infection, emergency room staff requested personal protection equipment, but it was not provided. During the week the patient was treated in the […]

Over 7,000 health workers dead from coronavirus, Amnesty says

“Many months into the pandemic, health workers are still dying at horrific rates in countries such as Mexico, Brazil and the USA, while the rapid spread of infections in South Africa and India show the need for all states to take action.”

2.2 million health workers taking care of Covid-19 patients get special insurance

All India Government Nurses Federation secretary general GK Khurana said it is very encouraging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges their role and it motivates them. “This is a good move by the government to protect the healthcare workers. However, it is just for a period of three months. We work with various infections throughout […]

Health workers’ strike paralyze Enugu public hospitals

On the sudden recruitment of new health workers, Onah said that “There are two sides to a coin, it’s either you want to work or you don’t want to work and the employer looks for an alternative. The important thing is that the sick patient wants treatment. We expect that the issues will be resolved. […]

Mexico has world’s most health worker deaths from pandemic, Amnesty International says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – More health workers have died from the coronavirus in Mexico than any other country on the planet, Amnesty International said on Thursday, highlighting the high toll the pandemic was taking on frontline medical staff around the globe.

Updated: Health workers begin strike Sept 13

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Coronavirus: High-risk health workers ‘may not be protected’ in Wales

Mr Pandit believes healthcare workers who fall into the high-risk category and work in environments where aerosol-generating procedures are performed – considered to carry a high risk of transmission of the virus – may not be fully protected by the current version of the tool if PPE supplies fall short and additional safeguarding measures aren’t […]

Health workers threaten strike, give FG 15-day ultimatum

“Up till the time of writing this letter, the Federal Government has not deemed it fit to honour the Terms of Settlement entered into with JOHESU on 30th September 2017, especially the upward review of CONHESS Salary Structure as agreed, to be completed within five weeks from the date of agreement (30/09/2017) amongst other requests.”

BREAKING: Health workers begin strike Sept. 13

The Health Workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, also urged the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, to take over the negotiations between them and government from the substantive Minister Senator Chris Ngige.