Portugal’s largest hospital is undergoing collapse with increasing cases Coronavirus in country. Yesterday, a line of ambulances was erected in front of the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, attended by patients from the capital as well as people from other cities of the country.
“This is a line of an ambulance,” said Daniel Farrow, chairman of the board of directors of the Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte, in a television interview. The hospital’s emergency director, Anabella Olivera, admitted that doctors were practicing “medicine close to the medicine of destruction”.
In an interview with the newspaper “O Público”, Doctor Maria Jozimo, who works in Santa Maria, stated that “in 42 years he had never seen a similar situation”. “Outbreaks occur in various services. And the problem is that since Thursday night we are not finding space to transfer infected patients to covalents from their services,” he mentions only the places created to treat Kovid patients did.
According to the head of the country’s private hospitals association, Portugal is running out of hospital beds in public and private networks, and daily deaths from Kovid-19 reached yesterday’s record high for the fifth consecutive day.
The country of 10 million people, which was better than the others in the first wave of the epidemic, now has the highest recurring average of new seven-day cases in the world.
“We are facing a general war situation. We do not have enough beds – in the National Health Service, in public and private networks – to deal with the epidemic of 13,000 to 14,000 new cases per day” Dr. Oscar Gaspar said.
Even yesterday, as a result of an increase in cases, the schools were closed again. Is in portugal Lockdown Since January 15, non-essential businesses are closed and most people are confined to their homes.
Private hospitals have offered only 1000 beds – about 10% of their capacity – with or without Kovid in the National Health Service since the government sought help in November. Gaspar said the other beds are almost full of private patients.