Public hospitals in Romania are fighting the Coronavirus pandemic with a shortage of doctors mounting to 40,000. So, in Romania there are 40,000 less doctors than needed to tackled the outbreak.
According to Solidaritatea Sanitara, one of the largest trade union federation in healthcare, the medical personnel shortage stand at 17.46% in Romania.
The highest shortage is in northeastern region, where there is also the highest share of Romanians who left to work abroad (19.96%).
As for the infectious diseases hospitals, which are now in the front line in treating patients with COVID-19, the medical personnel shortage is 13.01%.