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Frontline Healthcare Workers Seek Safer Work Environment

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have a professional duty to care for ill persons. While they are trained to embrace this responsibility, tensions rise when avoidable occupational risks are not addressed by those with authority and resources to do so.

With COVID-19, there are reports of nurses and doctors working without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at great risk to themselves and their families. Outbreaks of COVID-19 in two hospitals in South Africa highlight the plight of medics doing their best to save lives.

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