COVID-19 Physician Deaths in Peru: A Result of An Underfunded and Fragmented Healthcare System
8 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2020
Date Written: August 10, 2020
Peru has an underfunded and precarious healthcare system, which has reflected in a high number of physician deaths because of COVID-19. Insufficient and inadequate distribution of PPE to physicians have been identified as a main cause of physicians’ deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. We illustrate the case of a physician in Peru using regular plastic bags as an improvised PPE in an effort to protect himself during the examination of a possible COVID-19 patient.
Note: Funding: None to declare
Declaration of Interest: None to declare
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, physician, death, Peru
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