Illinois Calls on Licensed Medical Professionals to Assist in Fight Against COVID-19

Illinois Calls on Licensed Medical Professionals to Assist in Fight Against COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency are calling on all licensed medical professionals to join the State’s fight against COVID-19.

Illinois Helps is an online volunteer management system that tracks healthcare workers that are available to respond, when activated, to a significant disaster or public health emergency.

“When we became doctors, we took an oath to treat the ill to the best of our ability,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said in a release. “These are more than just words on a piece of paper. This is our passion and this is what we have trained to do. Right now, there is a great need for all trained medical professionals. We need you, and we need you now.”

All available licensed medical professionals are urged to register online at www.IllinoisHelps.net.

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