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The German military is sending doctors, nurses and ventilators to Portugal, where hospitals are close to being overwhelmed. The country is battling a devastating third wave of the pandemic with nearly half of its total coronavirus death toll registered during January.

The main hospital in the Portuguese city of Viseu (Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu) is just one of the services working with stretched resources for weeks. On January 28, it reached a record of 278 hospitalised patients. According to its clinical director, Eduardo Meloin some ways, the number of patients hospitalised in January was close to the total number of patients hospitalised last year. Melo says that the situation is dire, but they”re doing the best they can:

“We have to make decisions in real-time, we are always adapting our responses, creating unexpected solutionsbecame eligible for a mobile vaccination plan pushed by their local MPP. It’s a nightmare. We have already had to use unusual resources, such as opening a hospital in a sports pavilion in the city.”

When the pandemic startedOntario reporting 3,813 new COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 patients were placed in one infirmary on the 7th floor of the hospital. They never believed that the patients might need more space and take over other services like surgery, orthopedics, and urology, but this has happened. Throughout the whole hospital, various sections have been transformed into intermediate care units. Just one year ago the hospital had eight intensive care beds, now it has 26.

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