Over 3000 nurses died of Covid-19 since March 2020: Several health workers may resign, ICN reporttext_fields
At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses' federation said Thursday as it warned of a mass departure of health workers following the trauma caused by the pandemic.
The known death toll of nurses killed by the disease -- compiled from just 60 countries -- is likely to be a gross underestimate of the full total, the federation said.
They also added that, Covid-19 has forced nurses all over the world to face a lot of hardship. ICN pointed out that mental pressure and other work stress had led millions of nurses to resign their jobs, leaving very few experienced nurses in the service.
According to ICN, since March 11, 2020 when World health organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, millions of nurses have been reeling under the 'mass trauma' worse than WWII, and its lasting consequences.
ICN suggested governments to invest in great amounts to train new nurses to resolve the global shortage of nurses and to offer better pay packages to encourage those existing in the service.