Rio Doctors Still Working Despite Delayed Wages and Coronavirus Symptoms

Health professionals in Rio de Janeiro are facing a number of challenges in addition to their own disease.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As if dealing with exhaustive shifts and the risk of contamination were not enough, health professionals in Rio de Janeiro are also struggling with a number of issues that include late payment of wages during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fights over protective equipment that is often inadequate, wrong paychecks, reduced resting hours, and staff shortages in crowded patient rooms, are but a few items on the list.

Completing this scenario there are doctors and nurses going to work despite being symptomatic for fear of losing wages and improvising solutions to the lack of public resources, in . . .

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