More tools are required to protect the world’s nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic to save lives, the cheif of the International Council of Nurses stated.
“They’re heroic, I think there isn’t any other way to describe what they are doing at this moment,” stated Howard Catton, a British nurse who is the ICN’s CEO.
Infection rates of 9% and 12-14% have been posted among health staff in Italy and Spain, respectively, and deaths among nurses there and in Iran and Indonesia, he stated.
The federation represents 130 national associations and over 20 million registered nurses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has purportedly called for nations and producers to step up production of masks, gloves, gowns and different equipment for vulnerable well-being employees amidst critical shortages.
Almost 700,000 people have been infected worldwide in the outbreak that started last December in China and has spiked taken 33,000 lives, based on the WHO.
Nurses worldwide take samples from COVID-19 sufferers, give them medicines and oxygen, and help incubate those in critical condition.
Nurses across Africa and South Asia might be at higher risk because the virus moves to poorer settings.
Nurses in Zimbabwe, fearing for their own safety, have been on strike as a result of a lack of information and protective gear, he stated.