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.
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