Doctors and nurses globally are tirelessly working round the clock to help and treat people affected by COVID-19. And, with the increasing number of coronavirus cases, healthcare workers can use a little extra help.
Recently, in order to give a lending hand to overworked medical professionals, Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar re-registered as a medical practitioner. He will work one shift a week to help out during these troubled times, reports BBC.
Before becoming a politician, Mr. Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years. He was removed from the medical register in 2013 after he left the profession to join politics. According to the Hindu, he re-joined the medical register in March. The prime minister will now offer his services to the country’s Health Service Executive (HSE) for one session a week in an area suited to his qualifications.
“Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way,” a spokesman was quoted saying. Mr. Varadkar is the son of an Indian doctor and an Irish nurse. Also, his partner, two sisters, and their husbands all work in the healthcare industry.
Last month, Health Minister Simon Harris had launched a recruitment drive for the country’s struggling health service to tackle the deadly outbreak. His message read, “Your country needs you”.
Today we launch a massive recruitment drive for the Irish health service. Nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants and all healthcare professionals, your country needs you! Go to https://t.co/FcV6QXIHGE & sign up if you think you can help #covid19 #coronavirus Please retweet!
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 17, 2020
The Prime Minister will help out with phone assessments every week. We need more people like the prime minister to win the battle against coronavirus. He truly is a great leader.