Reports: Over 10K UK Healthcare Workers Sick For More Than 3 Months

HEALTHCARE

According to the reports, the long covid has affected over 10,000 healthcare staff of the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom, which has made them sick for over 12 weeks since the month of February 2020.

Although, these healthcare workers have now found least support from their heads and they have also faced bullying and punishments by their respective employees at the time of taking time off.

This comes as the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which has been recorded over 2 million people in the United Kingdom with the symptoms of long covid and the figures are also including 4.55 percent of the people working within the healthcare industry out of which 3.55 percent are having symptoms for at least 12 weeks.

The long covid has been defined as having the new symptoms four weeks and above after the beginning of the covid-19 disease and the symptoms are also including shortness of breath, fatigue, joint pain and loss of concentration and the symptoms can also adversely affect the ongoing activities and in several cases can possibly be seriously limiting.

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Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, which is a company representing the NHS trusts said, the organisations of the NHS have been doing everything they can for providing support to their staff who have been experiencing long covid return to their respective roles. He also said that, this is going to include holding the regular conversations for understanding their specific needs.