1261 Danish retired doctors are ready to give my life as a pensioner on the break in order to fight against the coronavirus.
It shows a survey conducted among retired doctors, conducted by the Association of Retired Doctors and the medical association.
It is primarily physicians aged 70 to 79 years, who have reported themselves ready. In addition, 83 of the doctors are 80 years old or older, write the medical association in a press release.
The meetings of the high praise from the president of the medical association, Andreas Rudkjøbing.
- It is absolutely fantastic, and I am proud that so many of my retired colleagues sign up under the tabs, and shows the community spirit, he says.
Andreas Rudkjøbing also explains that doctors of any tasks will depend on what is in the health care sector is needed, and what skills they can offer.
According to him, the regions started to run large-scale training programs, where they try to expand the emergency service. These programs can the retired doctors will also be a part of.
- If no skills are in place, or if the doctors need to fix something, they have not worked with before, they must undergo appropriate training, he says.
the President of the Association of Retired Doctors, Mogens Hüttel at 74 years old, is one of the doctors, who are ready to become a part of the coronaberedskabet.
- You are the doctor throughout his life. It lies deep in us that would make a difference. Why have so many retired doctors, including myself, reported themselves ready, says Mogens Hüttel in the press release
The retired doctors are not the only one who has joined in the fight against corona.
on Tuesday evening thanked the health minister Magnus Heunicke namely the nearly 10,000 people with professional background, who have turned to regional job banks.
- To all of you: Thank you for reporting you. We need you, said Magnus Heunicke.
the Survey from the Association of Retired Doctors and the medical association was sent out to 5400 retired doctors on Monday. On Wednesdays we had 2500 the answer and 1261 retired doctors reported themselves ready.