Rome, AP / ANI. Their eyes are tired, the skin of the cheeks is damaged by the rubber of the mask, they are not smiling. This is the situation with doctors and nurses fighting the Corona virus epidemic in Italy. It is not possible to identify a doctor behind protective suits and masks. They are engaged in the care of such patients by standing for hours. In Italy, the number of people dying of corona virus (COVID-19) is increasing rapidly. There have been 889 deaths in the last 24 hours and the total number of infected people has crossed 92 thousand. In such a situation, doctors, nurses and others working in hospitals have to work in very difficult conditions.
A nurse stationed at the ICU of Humanitas Gavageni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, says, ‘It is always on duty. Many times, doctors and nurses working in hospitals do not drink water even in their 8–10 hour shifts. Not only this, many times they are not able to go to the washroom even during the entire shift, because it requires taking off the suit, which is very difficult to wear again. Actually, very strict rules have been made about suits, masks and gloves, because a wrong step can also make doctors and nurses vulnerable to the virus. ‘
She says that more than 7100 health care workers (doctors, nurses, and other hospitalists) have been exposed to Kovid-19 in Italy so far. Such staff are sent back home to recover and are told to return to work when their investigation report is negative. But their absence increases the workload of other health care workers in the hospital, as the number of people infected with the corona virus is steadily increasing. During this time more than 50 doctors fighting the war against the corona virus have also died. They are not taking the name of control over the situation. However, in spite of this, the doctors and nurses are working with full vigor.
When Dr. Gabriel Tomasoni, head of the ICU at the Public Civic Hospital in Brescia, came out of the hospital after finishing his shift, he said that we are busy serving patients day and night. The problem is that patients infected with Kovid-19 have to be kept in isolation and their family members have to live in quarantine. Most of the victims are aged. Health care workers are the only recourse for such victims. They want someone to be near them, keep them with love. You can see this in their eyes.
Significantly, Italy has the highest number of deaths due to corona virus in the world. This figure has crossed 10 thousand. The total number of infected people has reached 92,472, which is slightly lower than the infected in the US. The number of corona virus infections in the US has crossed 1 lakh. Around 60 million people in Italy have been under lockdown since the beginning of this month. The lockdown period is until 3 April. However, in the current situation it does not appear that the lockdown will be terminated.