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In Photos: Healthcare Workers Around the World Fighting COVID-19

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In Photos: Healthcare Workers Around the World Fighting COVID-19
Brazilian 99-year-old former WWII combatant Ermando Armelino Piveta gestures as he leaves the Armed Forces Hospital, after being treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and discharged, in Brasilia, Brazil, April 14, 2020. VOA

By Kanan Parmar

Healthcare workers around the world have been on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus. Their service is next to godliness and people have now started showing the respect and gratitude the medical staff deserves.

Healthcare workers, being selfless have bid their families goodbye for a while only to help the people who need them. Even though most of the doctors and medical workers know about the risk of this job, they are needlessly doing their bit for the sake of humanity.

Let us have a look at the healthcare workers around the world.

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A healthcare worker poses as she gets ready for a shift treating coronavirus patients at the Spasokukotsky clinical hospital in Moscow on April 22, 2020. VOA

Most healthcare workers are suffering from face rashes due to the uncomfortable PPEs they have to use. The medical staff has to spend hours wearing tights masks and headgears to keep themselves safe while treating COVID-19 patients.

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Medical workers clap as Belgian 100 year-old patient Julia Dewilde leaves the Bois de l’Abbaye hospital (CHBA) in Seraing, after being succesfully treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on April 29, 2020. VOA

As people grow old, their immunity weakens. You can see, here’s a beautiful example of how a 100-year-old lady who was successfully treated by doctors.

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Healthcare workers attend to a COVID-19 patient at an intensive care unit (ICU) at the General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. VOA

The medical staff battle for their lives but the bigger battle is to save COVID-19 patients.

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A member of the medical staff comforts a patient infected by the novel coronavirus at the COVID-19 division at the ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, on April 3, 2020. VOA

No matter how stressful their jobs become, healthcare workers not only treat the patients but also provide them mental support to prevent corona-anxiety.

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Staff members of a hospital carry candles and oil lamps to show solidarity with people who are affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and with doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from all over the world during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the disease, in Kolkata, India, April 5, 2020. VOA

April 5, 2020 is just another day to remember when the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to light a candle or lamp to show solidarity with people who are affected by COVID-19.

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Healthcare workers wearing protective suits holds signs beside a 16-day-old baby who recovered from COVID-19 as he is discharged from the National Children’s Hospital in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines during a continuing enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. VOA

From a 16-day-old child to a 100-year-old woman, the healthcare workers have ensured that they try their best to save lives.

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A doctor checks the temperature of a girl in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, during lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 13, 2020. VOA

Dharavi, being Asia’s largest slums has been at a high risk of coronavirus spread due to the population. Healthcare workers regularly visit the slum to check on the people.

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Hospital staff do yoga stretches and breathing exercises in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Spain, April 23, 2020. VOA

The job of the healthcare workers is definitely not an easy one and that is why they need to keep themselves mentally and physically fit.

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Medical staff of the Polizu maternity hospital listen to a violinist playing to entertain them and the patients in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. VOA

Raluca Raducanu, a young violinist, played a mix of rock and classical pieces during an under one hour performance outside the hospital.

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Healthcare workers wearing protective face masks react during a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse that died of the coronavirus disease, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. VOA

Losing a colleague is a pain that only these workers can understand. Their services to the mankind can never be forgotten.

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A medical staff member kisses her daughter after returning home from Wuhan helping with the COVID-19 coronavirus recovery effort, in Bozhou, in China’s eastern Anhui province on April 10, 2020. VOA

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Saying goodbye to your loved ones is a task which requires guts. Most healthcare workers haven’t met their families ever since the pandemic started.

It took a pandemic to remind people that a world without doctors or nurses is nothing less than hell.

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