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Nazareth hospital director says he allows COVID-positive employees to keep working

View of an emergency room at the English Mission Hospital, in Nazareth. October 31, 2012. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
View of an emergency room at the English Mission Hospital, in Nazareth. October 31, 2012. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)

Prof. Fahid Hakeem, the director of the EMMS Nazareth Hospital, also known as the English Hospital, says he has allowed healthcare workers to continue to show up to work after testing positive for COVID.

“They work only with COVID-positive patients in the COVID ward,” Hakeem tells Army Radio.

Hakeem says that the hospital got to a point where close to 30% of its staff had tested positive.

“I reached a situation where either I cannot provide treatment or I call in an infected staff member.”

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