Salvation Army-run Howard Hospital might close for some days after 20 workers at one of Mashonaland Central’s largest hospital reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, ZimMorning Post reports.
The publication spoke to one of the nurses who didn’t want to be named who said:
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We are short staffed and working under extreme pressure. Besides our depeleted staff complement, we are also living and working in fear of our lives because the PPE is not enough, yet the wards are overwhelmed with patients coming from areas across the province.
The health workers have reportedly soldiered on amid reports that they are working without adequate PPE. This comes amid reports that. 7 frontline workers at Chitungwiza City Health Department reportedly contracted COVID-19 and one frontline worker reportedly succumbed to the virus. Meanwhile, public hospitals are reportedly running out of medical oxygen and hospital beds as the country reek from the COVID-19 second wave.
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