How to die “Salzburg News (SN)“Report on Tuesday that an emergency situation threatens to occur in which intensive medical triages must be undertaken.
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Due to the situation, it is to be feared that the legal obligation to “treat patients only according to the principles and recognized methods of medical science, despite all the measures taken, can no longer be fully and consistently fulfilled”, writes SALK managing director Paul Sungler in the newspaper’s “overload notice”.
Covid patients use SALK
In the escalation level 12, which has already been reached, 272 beds in the non-Covid area would currently be missing, from the next level “there is currently insufficient medical staff available”. In view of the sharp rise in the number of infections, the State of Salzburg also recently expected a further increase in Covid patients. “We are therefore urgently responsible for the political appeal to take the necessary measures to significantly reduce the incidence of infections,” said Sungler.
Health officer Christian Stöckl (ÖVP) confirmed on Monday evening to the “SN” that he and Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) had received the overload report. SHE is formally legally important and correct, it also concerns elementary liability issues of doctors and hospitals, IF no more patients can be admitted or treated according to the medical patients.
“Inhumane” dispute over operations
As an immediate measure, rehabilitation facilities are now to be closed and, above all, patients from non-Covid areas are to be occupied, who are no longer cared for in the hospital, who are no longer absent from the hospital. These patients retain doctors and nurses. Negotiations are also being made with private hospitals to take over operations. A so-called Covid transfer station should also bring relief for corona patients who still die positively, but are no longer cared for as comprehensively.
A hospital doctor also told the “SN” how dramatic the situation is. “Every day there is an inhumane argument about whose patient can be operated on first. The one with the tumor or the one with the broken heart.”