SIPTU and HSE agree redeployment of health workers to private nursing homes


The United States is one of the countries which has been badly hit by COVID-19, and the country recorded more than 1,500 deaths on Monday.

The same can be exemplified by the fact that a government hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad has allegedly segregated coronavirus patients and suspected cases according to their faiths and allotted them different wards, The Indian Express reported on Wednesday.

'The spread in care homes has largely gone under the radar because the figures are not released in the same way as the daily statistics for deaths in hospitals.

The discrepancy is important because the government is using data on deaths, hospital admissions and the impact of social-distancing measures to plan its response to the pandemic and eventually ease a nationwide lockdown.

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The petition called out the director's delay in labeling the pandemic as a public health emergency of global concern. The novel coronavirus pandemic will not be over any time soon, according to Dr.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis described the situation in care homes as a "national scandal". He said it's hard to have confidence in officials' ability to contain the virus if they aren't tracking where it has struck and why. Staff at others homes are overwhelmed and the death toll is climbing so fast that governors in several states, including Florida, Maryland and Wisconsin, have deployed the National Guard to run tests, tend to the sick, even evacuate residents. "We have been able to pinpoint where the virus is", said Vardhan here in a video conference.

He said ministry of home affairs will set up a dedicated helpline number for redressal of the complaints and their grievances will be addressed within two hours.

The UK has around 11,300 aged care homes with around 410,000 residents run by 5,500 different providers. "We have enough kits to cover for a very long time", a senior ICMR official said.

It said the sector "urgently" needed testing and protective equipment to be made available to care homes as people were being "abandoned".