The Philippines has six doctors for every 10,000 people, one of the lowest ratios in Southeast Asia. Photo: AP

Philippines sends nurses around the world but now its health care system is overwhelmed by coronavirus

  • The country’s death toll from Covid-19 has surged nearly fivefold since April 1 to 462, and the confirmed cases have tripled to 6,981
  • There is an estimated shortage of 23,000 nurses nationwide, according to the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Philippines has six doctors for every 10,000 people, one of the lowest ratios in Southeast Asia. Photo: AP
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