90 cases of COVID-19 among medical teams in Egypt: General Syndicate



Fri, 01 May 2020 - 07:59 GMT


Fri, 01 May 2020 - 07:59 GMT

Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)

Test tube with Coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration. (File photo: Reuters)

CAIRO, 1 May 2020: Secretary General of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate Ihab al Taher said that the Syndicate doesn’t have an accurate number to the doctors infected with Coronavirus in Egypt; however, according to the latest data collected from the sub-unions in the governorates, there are nearly 90 doctors diagnosed with COVID-19.

Taher also noted to the World Health Organization [WHO] report, issued on April 13, which says that 13 percent of COVID-19 infections in Egypt are among doctors and medical staff.

In a Friday statement, Taher said that the Syndicate demanded the Health Ministry to provide all means of protection for the medical teams, which allow them to continue their work safely with out being in danger of being infected.

The Syndicate also empathized the importance of making regular tests for the medical teams for early detection and isolation of positive cases.

Taher added that there are number of precautionary measures that all medical teams should abide by during work and especially amid the spread pf COVID-19 pandemic; otherwise, the Syndicate itself investigates with any medical member who proves to put his life and his colleagues life in danger.

On April 28, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al Sisi ordered, providing all needed medical supplies to the quarantine and isolation hospitals all over the country.

According to presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady, Sisi followed up with latest updates regarding workflow inside of the isolation hospitals, during a video conference meeting with number of the hospital’s directors.

Sisi described the hospitals as one of the state’s main pillars to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Sisi expressed appreciation and pride regarding the huge efforts made by the medical staff working in these hospitals during such exceptional time.

Egypt recorded, Friday 358 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths, which raises the total infected patients of COVID-19 to 5,895 and the total deaths to 406 according to Health Minster’s daily briefing.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed added that 79 patients, were discharged from the hospital after being confirmed that they are completely recovered from the viruses, this also raises the number of recovered cases to 1,460 out of 1,875 who had been retested for the virus and had received negative results.



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