More than 7,000 Health Workers Die Combating Covid-19 : Amnesty International

More than 7,000 Health Workers Die Combating Covid-19 : Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s report revealed the failure to safeguard active health workers against the Covid-19 epidemic. Globally, at least 7,000 health personnel have lost their previous lives from the disease of Coronavirus.

The International Organization for Human Rights described the death toll a “shocking crisis” and called on governments to provide health personnel with the necessary safety equipment.

As per Amnesty International, at least 7,000 health workers around the world died combating against the Covid-19. The maximum number of health personnel who died in this latest report is 1320 in Mexico.

Carissa Etienne, Director of the PanAmerican Health Organization, informed the US has “the highest number of healthcare workers infected in the world”.

In India, reported a record daily high of 83,883 new infections amid a speedy flow in the spread of Covid-19 in recent weeks, at least 573 health personnel have died and more than 87,000 have been infected. More than half of the health personnel deaths (292) occurred in the state of Maharashtra.

As compared to other countries, insufficient safety is also a significant concern for health workers in South Africa, where 240 of them have lost their lives due to coronavirus. The country’s major public-sector union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union called for a demonstration to demand greater government support for front-line workers.

Amnesty International has compiled data from several sources, including records of local and foreign medical organizations operating in various countries, including medical and government officials.

The number of Covid-19 infections globally has exceeded 26.5 million. After the United States, Brazil and India are the most affected countries in the world. 387,000 people have lost their lives in these three countries from the virus.

 

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