300 volunteers to support COVID-19 health care work

 Thursday 2 April 2020     editorial team

The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID- 19) State of Emergency Medical team has expressed its  gratitude  to about  300 volunteers who have  come forward     to support the ongoing medical work relating to the current pandemic in the country.

The Chief Medical Officer for the COVID 19 State of Emergency,  Dr Sam Yockopua, said the  4O volunteers have been selected and have begun training since Monday 31 March , and should   begin work with the   medical team  tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 2020. Dr Yockopua said one third of  the volunteers  have health care background and include students, medical and  health care workers, and more will be engaged if the need arises.

He said the volunteers  would  be drafted into his team and will work with the National Department of Health, using their excellent and existing health response systems which were previously  set up  for Polio and Tuberculosis,  and  will now  be used to address the health and medical response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

For media contact:  Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS

Team Leader – COVID-19 Media & Public Information

Mobile: 75430557: Email: ddkakas@gmail.com


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