Board Chairman of Kuwait Nurses Association Bandar Al-Enezi announced a new mechanism to reduce the workload of nurses.
Kuwait , Kuwait
08 May 2020, 12:00 AM
31 May 2020, 12:00 AM
Amid plans to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among nurses living with their families, Board Chairman of Kuwait Nurses Association Bandar Al-Enezi announced a new mechanism to reduce the workload of some nursing cadres.
In an exclusive interview, Al-Enezi indicated the association is currently coordinating with the nursing administration and the Ministry of Health to reduce the workload among nurses by half where a “shift” of 10 nurses will be reduced to only five – in a bid to preserve their energy.
Al-Enezi stressed that the rate of infection among the health workers in general and nurses in particular to errors and lack of commitment to the decisions taken in this regard, causing an increase in the number of infection. He added that despite the infection of nurses, the situation remains good without a shortage of staff.
He pointed to many casualties among the medical and nursing cadres, saying: “In Mubarak Al- Kabeer Hospital, two complete wards of patients, doctors and a nursing team have been referred to Jaber Hospital for treatment, while in Sabah Hospital, many infections have been recorded due to failure to implement decisions and ignoring preventive guidelines of wearing face mask and gloves at all times.”
Al-Anzi reiterated that “there is a clear protocol but it is not being implemented”. He also explained the current crisis must be accompanied by ideas and plans that are easy to implement on the ground to avoid the spread of the disease. In this regard, the ministry called for some officials in the public health department to be changed, and replace them with qualified personnel with tangible plans and programs.