Payam Javan: An upstate hospital in New york is now too understaffed to deliver babies after six employees of the maternity ward signed their resignation rather than take the COVID-19 vaccine in the executive order by former Governor Andrew Cuomo a few weeks prior.
According to WWNY-TV, Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville stated it will work with state officials to guarantee that the maternity section does not close permanently. Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer said six staff members in the unit resigned, while seven others who are reportedly unvaccinated are indecisive.
Cayer noted that because of this sudden shortage of staff, the hospital is no longer able to deliver newborns on September 10th at a public news conference Cayer said, “If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,”
According to him, over 165 hospital personnel have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, a virus originating from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Cayer says, this equates to around 27% of the workforce.
“Our hope is as we get closer (to deadline), the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider, We are not alone. There are thousands of positions that are open north of the Thruway (a highway system spanning Upstate New York) and now we have a challenge to work through, you know, with the vaccination mandate,” he added.
This August, A democratic politician who signed their resignation due to alleged inappropriate behavior with employees ordered all health care professionals of New York must receive their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of September. Adding to this, Last week, President Joe Biden issued an announcement stating that all healthcare professionals, without exception who work in facilities that accept Medicaid or Medicare financing must get vaccinated, with officials anticipating that the mandate will affect 50,000 people.
In states such as Tennessee, Texas, and California hospital employees have protested vaccine mandates. in June, Several Houston Methodist hospital employees in Texas left their shifts to protest the company’s vaccine demands.
Biden’s announcement also addressed over 80 million people who work for organizations with 100 or more employees, stating that these workers must either obtain weekly COVID-19 virus testing or vaccination.
Despite the fact that little information about how the strategy will be implemented has been released, some officials have said that if the staff does not follow the directive, they will face severe penalties.