75 nurses and 55 doctors in covid-19 deployment

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

A total of 75 nurses and 55 doctors working at the National Referral Hospital are enlisted into the covid-19 deployment roster, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

“A total of 75 nurses and 55 doctors currently working at the National Referral Hospital are enlisted into the covid-19 deployment roster where they will be deployed for covid-19 operations for two weeks. After completion of the deployment, they will return back to their normal duties,” Sogavare said yesterday, in his national address.

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He said Ministry of Health and Medical Services as part of its response measure to covid-19, last week they awarded full registration to 78 nurses. They are now ready to be deployed to support both normal health services at the National Referral Hospital as well as covid-19 operations.

“This is important as many of our nurses at the National Referral Hospital are also engaged with covid-19 operations. These new and fully registered nurses will greatly alleviate pressure on the already outstretched number of nurses at our hospital,” said Sogavare.

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