Obstacles faced by healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan

  • Sarah Misbah EL-Sadig Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Nouh Saad Mohamed Department of Parasitology and Medical entomology, Faculty of medical laboratory Sciences, Nile University, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Eiman Siddig Ahmed Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Mohammed Afif Alayeib Police teaching Hospital, Surgery department, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Leena Haider Tahir Royal Care Hospital, COVID-19 isolation Unit, Department of Emergency Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris Department of Histopathology and Cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Yousif Ali Health Emergencies and Epidemics Control General Directorate, Sudan Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Emmanuel Edwar Siddig Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Ayman Ahmed Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, HCP, Stigma

Abstract

The impacts of COVID -19 pandemic have been quite significant on healthcare providers. I was particularly challenging for those in Low and Middle-Income Countries including Sudan . Unfortunately, the pandemic has hit Sudan on extremely difficult time for the country and its people. The country was coming out of long-brutal and devastating dictatorship and transitioning to new democracy with civilian leadership. In addition to the pandemic related issues, trying to rebuild the health system during socioeconomic crisis, healthcare providers  in the country were challenged personally and professionally. These challenges include the stress of working in under-resourced settings with limited access to personal-protection equipment and testing kits raised the fear of contracting the virus and spreading it to their families. The professional, social, and personal life of healthcare providers have been dramatically changed by the ongoing pandemic, however, they are heroically accepting this change in a hope that, this will save the life of many more people. Nevertheless, their fights and sacrifices should at least be rewarded by governments and communities altogether strictly enforce the implementation of other preventive measures including vaccination, face masking, and social distancing and get all protected. We should all understand that, unless we are all protected no one is protected, so all must adapt to the new norm of life and collaborate not only on ending this pandemic but to prevent similar ones in the future.

Author Biography

Sarah Misbah EL-Sadig, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

 

 

Published
2021-11-30
How to Cite
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EL-Sadig SM, Mohamed NS, Ahmed ES, Alayeib MA, Tahir LH, Edris AMM, Ali Y, Siddig EE, Ahmed A (2021) Obstacles faced by healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:1615-1617. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14726
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic

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