Flu protection for physicians
I have recently moved from Ontario to BC in rural family practice. I work in the clinic and hospital full-time in Invermere, BC.
In Ontario every doctor’s office was supplied with a stock of protective masks, gowns, etc., after the deaths of doctors, nurses, and paramedics in the SARS outbreak in Ontario.
What are the BCMA and the Ministry of Health doing to protect front-line health care workers from the next pandemic outbreak?
Will we be supplied with protective equipment since we are asked to deal with these patients in our offices? Will we be supplied with prophylactic antivirals for exposed heath care workers?
—Stephen Arif, MD
Stephen Arif, MD,. Flu protection for physicians. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 6, July, August, 2009, Page(s) 239 - Letters.
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