Recovered patients now take care of Covid-19 patients
The demand for assistance from people who have recovered from Covid-19 patients and finished their quarantine time has increased in HCM City.
The demand for asssistants has increased in HCM City
Receiving treatment at a field hospital in HCM City, N.N.N, 23, from Tan Phu District, was worried about her grandmother, who has Covid. All of her family members with Covid are being treated in different hospitals. Her grandmother has more severe symptoms.
Via a social network, N managed to contact a Covid patient who has fully recovered and completed the 14-day home quarantine. The woman was take care of Covid-19 to earn money while being unemployed.
According to N, there are many recovered Covid patients looking for jobs to take care of Covid-19 patients. Many families want to hire them to take care of their sick relatives.
N.T.N in an advertisement said: “I need a woman who is recovered and now immune to coronavirus, to take care of a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in Thu Dau Mot in Binh Duong province. Pay given daily, negotiable”.
P.H.Q posted an ad on seeking recovered Covid patients to take care of patients. All her family members are Covid patients with varying symptoms staying at different hospitals.
“My grandmother is seriously ill. She is in a hospital in district 1 with no relatives next to her. I need a recovered Covid patient to help me take care of her,” H.Q wrote.
Another person wrote: “My grandmother has a very high chance of being saved if she can have nutritious meals. Please inbox me if you can help take care of her. I would be very grateful if you can help. I am Q. My phone is 089…”.
The service fees vary.
“If patients are older, have to use ventilators and cannot move, the service fees are higher than for those who can feed themselves,” N explained.
A recovered Covid patient told VietNamNet that the fee is between VND800,000 and VND1 million a day.
Nguyen Thanh Tam from the Field Hospital No 1 said the HCM City Healthcare Department only allows to recruit volunteers to work at hospitals, not assisstants to take care for only several patients.
The municipal authorities some days ago signed a plan on the use of recovered Covid-19 patients in the fight against pandemic in the city. The recruitment time is between September 10 and December 31.
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