COVID: Greece; Intensive full contracts with private clinics – Ultima Ora
(ANSA) – ROME, Oct 30 – The Greek Ministry of Health announced that it has entered into agreements with five private clinics in Thessaloniki, Larissa and Volos for 296 beds that will welcome patients with COVID-19 as well as other diseases, following hospitals in these regions, where infections are particularly high. Especially, it has reached the limits of reception.
Yesterday – wrote Kathimerini – 3543 new cases were registered in the country, of which 661 were in Thessaloniki, 246 in Larissa and 148 in Volos, the last two small cities. With the low rate of vaccination, these areas of the country became the most problematic; Attica, a region in Athens where about half of the Hellenic population lives (about 11 million in total), recorded 599 new infections in the same 24 hours.
In the region of North Macedonia and Thrace, the places of intensive care are 100% filled; There are 910 patients with Covid, and even in Thessaly, the intensive care units can no longer accommodate the other patients. “The solution is to reduce the demand on beds by expanding the scope of vaccination commitment – there is no other way, vaccines are needed,” the director of the intensive care department at Papanicolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki told SkyTV. But the government has announced that it wants to consider other vaccination obligations “only if the epidemiological picture changes and only for constitutionally permissible categories”. (Dealing).
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