Coronavirus Pandemic is getting worse in Alberta, Canada, applies for Red Cross assistance from the federal government.
According to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on December 2nd local time, due to the increasing number of hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the medical system has been overburdened. The Canadian government of Alberta has applied to the federal government for Red Cross assistance. Relevant people in the federal government have confirmed the news.
Alberta has been the worst-affected province in Canada since the second wave of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and it is not surprising that the province became the first province to apply for medical assistance from the federal government.
According to anonymous sources, the federal government will provide Alberta with at least four field hospitals to relieve the pressure on the province’s health care system. Two of these field hospitals are provided by the Red Cross, and the other two are supported by the federal government. However, Alberta has not yet made a request for support for medical staff, nor has it been requested for military support.
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu will consult by phone with Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro on December 3 to finalize the specific content of this medical assistance.
According to the epidemic data released by Alberta on December 2, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province that day was 17,144, of which 504 were hospitalized and 97 were in need of intensive care.