On October 23, Doctor’s Day was celebrated in a very unusual way. Hospitals and units did not let history pass without celebrating those who were heroes in these pandemic times, and the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic showed Mexico that one of its main strengths is in every health subsystem; All your team.
During the epidemic of H1N1 virus or so-called swine fever during the years 2009-2010 they died, according to a study published by MEDICINE PLOS, nearly 203 thousand people for reasons related to the respiratory system. “This study confirms that the H1N1 virus has killed more people in the world than initially thought,” said lead author of the analysis, Lon Simonsen, research professor in the Department of Global Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services. , from George Washington University in the United States, according to an article published in the scientist.
In October 2020, more than 10 months after the start of the epidemic of SARS-CoV-2, the disease that causes the disease called Covid-19, which also appeared in the People’s Republic of China, it spread faster than before. One epidemic.
Many wonder why this happened in the countries of the first world, foremost of which is scientific development and progress in medicine? These great countries are not ready to face the flood of patients suffering from respiratory operations .. How is Mexico? The response of these countries, led by the United States, has been delayed and so far faces a health disaster.
And that is that we all had to face the deadly pandemic. Within the family of medical specialties, the specialty of Orthopedics and Traumatology has also had to take care of patients suffering from chronic illnesses and serious trauma during Covid-19.
Since the beginning of this situation, all surgical specialties, including “traumatology”, have had to change their strategy of action, given the great need for medical materials and equipment for the care of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Labor had to be reorganized, at the expense of elective surgery, as well as difficulties in follow-up with external consultations. In recent months, medical schools have had to issue new guidelines to address this serious problem and prioritize treatment at the current stage. In addition, they have published their experiences of caring for these patients. Yongchao et al. cite the reasons why 26 orthopedic surgeons from various hospitals in Wuhan Province, China, contracted the COVID-19 virus, due to fatigue and lack of maximum protection measures while caring for patients. Zhengyuan et al reflect their experiences in different hospitals in the same county, where they operated on patients with various painful and non-painful conditions, who did not exhibit the mentioned symptoms of affection. Sarpong et al., of the Department of Orthopedics, Columbia University, Irving Medical Center in New York, recount their experiences, which in the absence of medical staff and paramedics.
In Mexico, someone mentioned: If there was an epidemic of ankle fracture, would you help us? In one of the conclusions, fellow osteopaths are advised: “Remember why you became a doctor. This is the health event of his generation, and it is a privilege for him to be able to help, even if it is not really in his competence.”
At this time, medicine illustrates the humanistic training that health workers have received and practiced in any part of the world and in any specialty. Happy Doctor’s Day!
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