The secretary of state for health and social care has praised 4,500 retired nurses and doctors who have signed up to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
Matt Hancock said he was ‘delighted’ that 4,000 nurses and 500 doctors had responded – over the past 48 hours – to the government’s call to get recently retired healthcare professionals to come back to work, helping the NHS in such a difficult time.
I think this crisis will shed light on medical professionals in hospitals and intensive-care units, as well as scientists who are spending day and night in the labs right now, trying to find a cure. These will hopefully be our new heroes.
Source: The London Economic