Surgeons warn thousands will die if Britain now comes out of lockdown and say Boris Johnson should not use NHS as his & # 39; economic punchbag & # 39;
- Professor Neil Mortensen of the Royal College of Surgeons issued the warning
- Prof Mortensen said many members reported shortages of PPE equipment
- Medics fear that unlocking the lockup could lead to a Covid-19 explosion
- RCS members also warned that there were shortages of testing for NHS staff members
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Top surgeons have warned thousands of people will die from Covid-19 as Britain's strict lockdown ceases at this stage.
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson against the use of the & # 39; NHS as & # 39; an economic punchbag & # 39 ;, he & # 39; s working on his plan to take Britain back to normalcy.
The RCS said the lockdown at this stage could not be unlocked, because not enough health personnel are being tested and there is not enough PPE available for frontline medics.
The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that one-third of members do not have appropriate PPE while others complain about lack of access to Covid-19 testing
Prof Neil Mortensen of the Royal College of Surgeons, pictured, warned that Covid-19 was not defeated
Professor Neil Mortensen, President-elect of & # 39; e RCS told the Daily Telegraph: & # 39; Just because the NHS has not been overwhelmed so far does not mean that the government can use the health service as its economic punchbag. It has been a close thing, and to use Boris Johnson's own words "we have begun to wrestle to the floor", but the virus has certainly not been defeated. & # 39;
A survey by the RCS revealed that one-third of surgeons did not have appropriate PPE and eight of & # 39; ten members claimed that only staff with & # 39; obvious & # 39; coronavirus symptoms were tested for the killer virus.
One surgery from the & # 39; West Midlands warned: & # 39; There is now a pressure on Covid-19 free surgical areas to restart semi-elective work. However, it seems that patients are being tested, but not staff. Asymptomatic carriers can indeed be the elephant in the room – staff would certainly also need testing and isolation. & # 39;