Another physician died in Rasht due to Corona infection. The number of physicians and nurses who have died in Iran due to Covid-19 so far reaches 12.
Saturday night, March 7, the official IRNA news agency reported the death of Mohammad Mohammadi, an experienced physician in Rasht, due to Corona infection.
A general physician, Mohammad Ali Rabii, who practiced in the city of Shaft in Gilan Province, also died on Saturday due to Coronavirus.
Another six physicians and four nurses had died, previously.
Ardeshir Shiran, a physician in Isfahan; Farid Nirouii, a general physician in Babol; Siamak Diosheli, a physician practicing in Bandar Anzali Hospital; Hamid Lotfi, a surgeon in Someh-Sara; Mostafa Samadi, a general physician in Babol; and Reza Koucheki-nia, director of Medical Center No. 1 in Astaneh; were the six physicians who died while fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.
A number of healthcare workers including doctors and nurses passed away from #COVID19 in #Iran:
-Dr. Hamid Lotfi
-Dr. Siamak Dayushli
-Dr. Reza Kuchakinia
-Dr. Mostafa Samadi
-Dr. Mohammad Ali Rabi'e
-Mr. Ali Sheikh Moradi
-Ms. Narges Khanalizadeh
-Mr. Ramin Azizifar#COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/SqsBtQL7fB
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 7, 2020
More physicians and nurses have contracted the virus in other Iranian cities. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Iran, the medical staff did not have access to adequate medical equipment.
The medical staff and nurses have become worn out due to work pressure and stress, and lack of medical and sanitary resources. Some of them are no longer able to work.
Mehdi Hosseini-Nejad, head of the Industry and Mines Organization in the Province of Kerman (southern Iran), was cited by IRNA news agency saying that 41 percent of Coronavirus cases in that province were from among the medical staff and personnel, due to shortage of “face masks, alcohol and gloves.”
The general director of the Nursing Organization was also interviewed by IRNA on Monday, March 9. He said, “Shortages of face masks, gloves, and protective garbs for nurses in the hospitals of northern provinces is cause of concern and nurses in those areas are at risk.”
Numerous video clips, published in recent days, show nurses and doctors complaining about shortages of medical equipment and sanitary resources to fight the Coronavirus.
A nurse in Razi Hospital, Rasht, N #Iran says medical staff are underequipped and don't have standards suits. They don't have enough disinfectants, alcohol, and medicine to confront the #coronavirus
They don't have facilities to give to #COVID19 patients. pic.twitter.com/mnGCT58YIU
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 3, 2020
A number of the medical personnel of Amini Hospital in Langrood, Gilan Province, have published posts on their Instagram accounts asking for “urgent help.”
They have also written on their accounts, “If the medical staff continue to serve without adequate and standard protective equipment, soon, no one would certainly remain to take care of the patients in Amini Hospital of Langrood and all the nurses would contract the virus.”
Several nurses in Amini Hospital in Langerud N #Iran have posted "urgent help" messages on Instagram:
"If we continue our services without suitable, standard protective gear, there will be no other nurses left to tend to patients and all of us will be infected" with #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/RoGO2uHYZi
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) March 8, 2020