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Doctors forced to do video Skype to protect them from coronavirus

Coronavirus, doctors could be forced to make appointment by video Skype. It's warning come from the Chief Medical Officer.

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If the height of coronavirus getting serious, doctors could be forced to make appointment by video Skype. It’s warning come from the Chief Medical Officer today. Professor Chris Whitty admitted today it was “highly likely” that a pandemic would break out in the UK as the deadly virus continues to spread.

There will deaths in the UK because of the virus, and the NHS would have to shift its focus to deal with it too.Patients in Scotland bring total number of coronavirus cases in UK to 53. The next stage can be postponing even cancelling operation which can wait or do later.

“We might have to go to more radical measures, video conference consultations, we should look at very seriously.” He added: “The peak of this will only last a few weeks, but during those few weeks we would have to reconfigure the NHS.

Coronavirus, doctors forced to do video skype

“We are going to have to do a lot of things very differently.” And then hospitals have been told to see patients through video calls. So the bed can treat sufferers in the near future. Boris Johnson yesterday laid out his radical battle plan to cope with the crisis. He warned that schools could have to be shut, the army drafted in, and the NHS may have to ditch non-urgent care to deal with it.

And he urged Brits to thoroughly wash their hands, protect elderly relatives and follow public health guidance in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. It is hoped by delaying the peak of infections until the summer it will ease pressure on the NHS, which could be forced to bring doctors and nurses out of retirement to deal with cases. The elderly are most at risk from the virus and doctors are urging people to stay away from vulnerable relatives if they are ill.

Brits should be prepared for the worst situation that up to 80 per cent of the population could be catching the virus. Entire NHS was put on the highest level of alert to deal with coronavirus last night. Operation Level 4 which the highest level of demand, becomes the Health Service situation. Strategic Incident Director, Professor Keith Willett urged executives at health trusts to carry out “test runs” to practise dealing with a sudden influx of patients.

Staff should be fully trained in putting on hazmat suits and washing their hands too. NHS trusts have been ordered to set up Covid-19 virus warns and coordination centres to work seven days a week to provide advice to hospitals, ambulance services and GPs. He wrote: “As you will be aware, the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus is resulting in national and international preparations to be stepped up. “In declaring a Level 4 incident, NHS England and NHS Improvement have established an incident management team with an operational incident coordination centre established seven days a week, working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and other Government departments.”

Public Health England has urged people returning to the UK from countries worst hit by coronavirus to seek medical advice. People who have returned from Hubei province in China, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since mid-February should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111 – even if showing no symptoms. Brits returning from other parts of China, South Korea and northern Italy or Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam with any symptoms should also self-isolate and call 111.

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