Egypt’s medical syndicate demands 4 measures to guarantee doctors’ safety

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The Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) has demanded that the Ministry of Health, University Hospitals and doctors take four urgent measures to guarantee that hospitals won’t turn from a place of recovery to a place where coronavirus is spread. The first is to ensure that anti-infection equipment and material is provided to all medical facilities. The second is to declare the unified scientific protocol on how all those dealing with sick cases of doctors and nurses use personal protection. For the third measure, EMS asked the Ministry of Health to postpone any non-urgent medical programmes to reduce the chances of infection. The fourth measure stipulates that the syndicate must notify directors of their medical facilities when no anti-infection equipment is available or when certain standards are not being applied. EMS also demanded Abdel Fattah al-Sisi raise the value of the infection allowance that now ranges between EGP 19 and 30.