Are our healthcare workers adequately protected against COVID-19?

Our Covid-19 healthcare front liners are some of the biggest heroes out there, working and braving the deadly virus. Being a front liner means that they will potentially come into contact with the virus most of the time, during their course of duty.

Covid-19 knows no boundaries, race, religion, wealth status, etc. They are not kind or forgiving to anyone and this affects the front line healthcare workers even more since studies have shown that most spread originated from hospitals.

As of 4th May, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported another 3 more healthcare workers being infected by COVID-19 and it appears the tally is not going to stop anytime soon as long as the deadly virus has not been effectively contained.

It is common knowledge that the deadly virus spreads by droplets, fomites and may even be airborne (though limited life-span). It is without doubt, a highly contagious virus.

So are our healthcare workers adequately protected, especially those who are in constant contact with infected patients?

The attached photos speak for itself.

Healthcare workers in Singapore General hospital (Source: SGH Facebook)

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Standard Practise for Hospital in Hubei Province, China.

What do you think?

 

 

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3 Responses to “Are our healthcare workers adequately protected against COVID-19?”

  • Do more:

    Do more to protect our healthcare workers.
    Ensure they have the correct PPE.
    Better safe than sorry.

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  • Protect healthcare staff:

    Do more:
    Do more to protect our healthcare workers.
    Ensure they have the correct PPE.
    Better safe than sorry.

    Yes, full “battle order” please. Just like fully ppe , face masks, face shields used by the navy to attend to those FWs. Whether backend or frontend, they should be well equipped & protected.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times website :Quote :-”Singaporeans to be given improved reusable masks in third nationwide mask distribution exercise

    DESMOND WEE
    PUBLISHEDMAY 6, 2020, SGTUPDATED11 HOURS AGO

    Calvin Yang
    SINGAPORE – Singaporeans will receive improved reusable masks soon, with the Government embarking on a third mask distribution exercise towards the end of this circuit breaker period.

    The new cloth masks will have higher protective qualities and also be more comfortable to wear for a long period of time, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (May 6).
    ….
    Singapore has been building up its supply of these improved reusable masks and will work with the People’s Association and Temasek Foundation do a round of distribution to all residents once there is sufficient stock, Mr Chan told reporters in an update on the mask supply strategies Singapore has taken over the last few months.

    As with the two previous rounds of distribution, Singaporeans will be able to collect the masks from community centres and residents’ committee centres. This time, people will also be able to collect their masks from vending machines…..

    At the same time, Singapore has been ramping up its domestic production of surgical masks since February. The first made-in-Singapore surgical mask rolled off the production line in mid-February. It has also been looking for new sources of supply for masks…. “Unquote.

    Response :Singapore got so many tons of $300 evil fine money by now. Obviously, no thanks to e*** Kasisviswanathan Shanmugam, e*** Josephine Teo Li Min, e*** Masagos Zulkifli, e*** Amy Khor Lean Suan, e*** Lee Bee Wah,….. all setting the law to do robbery to rob off people $300 fined money into the government coffers. Look at the whole tons of fine money collected and every time, just give you just one re usable mask to use. And why are all these dumb evil Ministers never demand these “free” Masks to be send by postage mail to letter box to reduce the spread of corona virus from self collection at community centres?

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