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THE Health Department wants graduates and retired health workers recruited urgently to help in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) and its Delta variant.
The department, in an advertisement, said all unemployed graduates from any of the nursing and community health worker schools (years 2018-2021) and former health workers were wanted to help beef up the workforce in patient care and vaccine rollout.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response David Manning said one of the priorities and concerns was the health workers as infections and deaths continued to increase around the country.
“Health workers are in the frontline of this fight against the Covid-19 and this means protecting them at all cost,” he said.
“However, we see many have not been vaccinated.
“In hospitals across the country, the number of health workers and doctors have dwindled because they have contracted the Covid-19 and are now in isolation.
“Those who are working are pulling double shifts and we are trying our best to ensure that there are nurses and doctors available to deal with the increase of hospital admissions of the Covid-19 cases in the country.”
According to the latest Covid-19 data, 13,067 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 6,919 fully vaccinated.