Published: 2020-10-31 10:46
Last Updated: 2020-10-31 13:03
Jordanians took to social media Saturday, to mourn the doctors who have died from COVID-19, describing them as the real knights and heroes of the front line.
The Jordanian Medical Association Friday mourned nine of its members and four doctors have passed away within the past 24 hours.
The Association added that Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat and Minister of State for Media Affairs, Ali Al-Ayed, had mourned the late doctors.
The Chief of the Royal Court, Yousef Hassan Al-Issawi, conveyed the condolences of King Abdullah II to the relatives of the deceased Friday.
The medical sector is facing a significant shortage in the number of cadres and specialists, which increases pressure on doctors and doubles the risk which they are exposed to in light of the coronavirus crisis.
Al-Khasawneh wrote on his Twitter account Friday, “We are all sad and in pain over the death of a constellation of heroes from the first line of defense of doctors today and during the last period in the face of the Corona pandemic”
Obeidat wrote on his Twitter account, “In this pandemic we have lost lives dear to all of us in this dear country, and the pain of losing a group of health personnel that stand in defense of the health of patients in these difficult circumstances increases our pain.”