Ten patients with severe coronavirus symptoms, advanced age and underlying diseases whose oxygen levels are very limited, need immediate admission to the Intensive Care Unit at the “Papanikolaou” hospital in Thessaloniki, but this is not possible, since there is no bed available in the two ICUs of the hospital.
In fact, despite the titanic efforts of “Papanikolaou” doctors A 43-year-old unvaccinated woman lost the battle with the coronavirus in the specific hospital, who was bedridden in a surgical bed, since there was no bed in the Intensive Care Unit. The above was reported to ethnos.gr by the director of the ICU at the “Papanikolaou” hospital, Nikos Kapravelos, noting that they “claimed” the same bed -if any were left free- in the ICU and depending on the development of their health the 43-year-old and a 29-year-old hospitalized in ΑΧΕΠΑ.
«For at least 10-15 days in our hospital we can not find a bed in the intensive care unit for people who suffer in sections with simple beds. At the moment, ten people, with limited oxygen levels and who estimate that they need immediate admission to the ICU, are waiting for a bed to be found, but there is none. Unfortunately, the consequence of the enormous pressure on the hospitals of Thessaloniki, Finding ICU beds is a luxury. The demands are huge and the possibilities are few. We had to put the 43-year-old in a operating room bed, where, however, there are the right machines and many non-specialized doctors.. Unfortunately, her health took a huge toll and she could not stand it. “He should be admitted to an Intensive Care Unit or an Intensive Care Unit, but the latter do not exist in the hospital”, says Mr. Kapravelos to ethnos.gr.
An “explosion” of cases in November
He also notes that he expects an “explosion” of coronavirus cases in November in Thessaloniki, asking the State to take immediate measures to ensure that vaccinations comply with and comply with the health rules set by specialized scientists.
There is no state in the world that can withstand so many cases, at a time when the State does not take measures to put pressure on the unvaccinated to comply with the measures. “Whatever the doctors do, it is not possible to deal with the problem effectively”, Mr. Kapravelos emphasizes.
It should be noted that at the moment, 100 patients with coronavirus are being treated at the “Papanikolaou” hospital, while both Intensive Care Units, with a capacity of 12 and 18 beds, are full of serious cases. “We have no choice but to find a bed for someone who needs an ICU admission. Should another patient’s health either improve and leave the ICU or someone, unfortunately, die“, Notes Mr. Kapravelos.