The health system of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, announced on December 8 that the 288 intensive care beds in the city’s public hospitals will be fully staffed this week.
All patients who need to be admitted to (ICU) wards will choose to be transferred to hospitals in other cities in Rio or continue to queue up in the city’s hospitals. At present, the average number of 252 people in the city The patient is waiting for an ICU bed.
In the early morning of the 8th, a 61-year-old COVID-19 patient with chronic heart disease in Rio died after waiting for the ICU bed in a public hospital for 12 days.
During these 12 days, the family of the patient tried their best to find an ICU bed for him, and even took the hospital to court for this reason. On the evening of the 7th, the patient died on the way to another hospital after experiencing a second cardiac arrest.
According to the statistics of the Rio health department, on the night of December 7 alone, 707 patients were treated for COVID-19 in Rio public hospitals. So far this year, a total of 144,641 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rio City have died 13,594.