(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A number of doctors at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre are speaking out about a very serious and pressing issue they are facing.
Due to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 global public health crisis, we are currently knee-deep in, local doctors at the hospital want to be wearing masks along with other safety precautions to ensure their own health and the health of their patients they come into contact with.
Sources close to the hospital are telling us that the doctors are being denied the “personal protective equipment” during the health crisis. Some doctors have gone against directions not to use the masks and are now facing possible disciplinary action. As far as we know, no doctors have been disciplined yet but have been spoken to about disregarding directions.
One staff member at the hospital believes the reason for not allowing doctors to wear full PPE is to not incite panic in the community.
This move is putting our healthcare workers at risk of contracting the virus.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, do better. Our hardworking doctors, nurses, porters and other medical staff deserve better, the best.