How should healthcare workers be protected from COVID-19? | Inside Story

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Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers around the world have been working tirelessly to save lives since the pandemic began.

But the World Health Organization says since January last year, up to 180,000 of them have died from COVID-19.

Many say they’re overworked and under-appreciated, and some have opted to leave the profession.

So what should be done to ensure they receive the support they need?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Howard Catton – Chief Executive Officer, International Council of Nurses

Dr. Ishwar Gilada – Secretary General, Organised Medicine Academic Guild

Grant Blashki – Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

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