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Belgium #UnitedInDistance: Health Sector

29/03/2020 - 19:06
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Augustijn was doing his internship in neurosurgery in Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent at the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Augustijn was doing his internship in neurosurgery in Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent at the time of the coronavirus outbreak. Only essential medical staff were allowed to perform urgent operations, but he could help at the emergency room. “I’m not doing what was planned for my internship but I’m doing what a doctor is supposed to do. This is what being a doctor is all about”. His next assignment is Gynaecology and his help is required at the maternity delivery room. “I’m very happy. New life keeps coming. Life cannot go on hold!”

Bedankt Augustijn! You make us #UnitedInDistance