WHO calls for protective equipments for frontline medical workers
The World Health Organization has called for frontline medical workers to be provided with protective equipment to prevent them from being infected with the Novel Coronavirus and potentially spreading it to their patients and families.
Addressing a news briefing marking World Patient Safety Day yesterday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one of the keys to keeping patients safe is keeping health workers safe. He said, every day, health workers are not only exposed to infection but also to stress, burnout, stigma, discrimination and even violence. He said, now more than ever, it is our duty to give health workers the safe working conditions, the training, the pay and the respect they deserve.
WHO launched a charter on health worker safety, which we invite all countries, hospitals, clinics and partners to endorse and implement