Hande Harmanci: “Shortage of medical staff observed in some medical institutions”
- 16 December 2020
On December 8-12, WHO Country Office together with representatives of TABIB and the Ministry of Health visited 12 medical facilities in Ganja, Tartar, Agdam, and Barda, WHO representative in Azerbaijan Hande Harmanci said at a media briefing on the results of the World Health Organization's Health Needs Assessment Mission, APA reports.
According to her, the main purpose of the Mission is to increase psychological and social support for the population, to stop the increase in the number of infection cases in order to save lives and increase the workload of the health, to protect health workers. In general, all health workers do their best during difficult times and continue to do so,”
She noted that the pandemic influenced on providing main medical services in hospitals, while a shortage of medical workers is being observed in some medical institutions: “All medical workers are doing their utmost in the difficult period and continue to do it. Ambulances are also working more intensely due to the increase in the number of COVID infections. Increased number of infections concerns everyone. The safety of medical workers is very important, there are infection cases and deaths among them. It is also due to stress. The increase in the number of COVID infection concerns everyone. Therefore some hospitals have been allocated for this virus. Due to the loading of labs in some regions, some test results are late. This virus is new for medical workers on a world scale.”