Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 COVID 19 pandemic on healthcare workers
Misael Ron, Estela Hernández, Luis Vicente Sánchez, Evelin Escalona, Michael Promise Ogolodom, Awajimijan Nathaniel Mbaba
Background:Healthcare workers are enormously stressed up during any pandemic because of their responsibility as key players in response to a pandemic. They are the main sector that has contact with patients and are often exposed to infected cases in healthcare settings.Aim: This study aimed to analyze the official figures on the real impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers. Materials and Methods:This was a documentary, exploratory and descriptive research. The data were collected from official reports from international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization and figures from the different authorized spokespersons of the countries studied worldwide; during the period March - July 2020.Results:The first three countries with the highest percentages of infected health personnel are Spain (24.1%), Mexico (19.9%), and France (13.0%). Likewise, India (7.60%), the United Kingdom (5.91%), and Germany (3.78%) are also among the first three countries with the highest percentages of deaths of health personnel from this same cause.Conclusion: Covid-19 pandemic has directly affected health professionals, representing one of the greatest challenges that these professionals have faced in the performance of their functions.