Last week, EMS had asked for efforts to be made in reducing crowding at quarantine hospital reception areas
The number of fatalities among Egypt’s doctors related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now stands at 87. The rise comes after the Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) announced the deaths of six more doctors from the virus in the last two days.
The six doctors have been identified as: Dr Amr Abdel Rafe; Dr Hesham Said; Dr Mostafa Zaitoun; Dr Gamal Sabry; Dr Mohamed Abu Stet; and Dr Emad Habib.
Last week, the EMS called for efforts to be made in reducing crowding at quarantine hospital reception areas, and at fever and chest hospitals.
The move would come in addition to providing healthcare workers with much needed personal protective equipment (PPE), whilst excusing elderly and pregnant medical workers from direct contact with coronavirus patients.
The syndicate also asked for those healthcare professionals with chronic illnesses to be excused from contact with these patients.
Earlier in May, the Ministry of Health announced the allocation of 20 beds at each quarantine hospital across the country to healthcare workers. It added that it will expand access to PCR testing and other tests for medical workers.