Between January and September 2020 Insecurity Perception’s monitoring recognized 1,025 incidents in 85 nations that adversely affected the supply of well being care. Incidents are categorized as associated to COVID-19 and/or battle (see the definitions on the backside of web page 2).
Newest COVID-related incident traits
• Between 30 September and 31 October 135 COVID-related incidents have been reported from 31 nations. Of those 135 incidents, 76% have been associated to protests and strikes by well being employees.
• Protests and strikes scale back the variety of well being employees in a position to deal with sufferers. This may affect sufferers’ entry to well being providers.
• Whereas protests and strikes have been widespread earlier than the COVID pandemic, they have been often over pay.
The current strikes additionally concentrate on the dearth of PPE and basic working circumstances, which embody calls for for higher bodily safety from most people, sufferers and cops imposing lockdown measures.
• Protesting well being employees represent a serious concern throughout a pandemic. Globally, hundreds of well being employees have been unable to work whereas recovering from COVID, requiring self-isolation. Industrial motion additional reduces the worldwide well being employee workforce at occasions of essential want.