November 30, local time, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing that New York State has entered a new phase of responding to Coronavirus pandemic and announced a series of emergency measures to support hospitals in responding to the surge in patients. “At present, we are entering the Coronavirus battle. The new stage of our work. We must enter a state of preparation in terms of readiness and initiative.”
Cuomo urged the hospital to develop a response plan and emergency field hospital procedures in case of staff shortages, and prepare to increase the number of beds by 50%. In addition, New York State also plans to postpone all non-urgent operations. “We can’t repeat the nightmare of the hospital’s emergency resources. If there is a shortage of resources in any hospital, we will launch an investigation,” Cuomo said.
In addition, Cuomo also warned that, according to the current trend, if the Coronavirus pandemic worsens and there is an emergency in New York, the use of hospital beds will increase everywhere, and New York State will not be able to resolve it by mobilizing resources from different regions as in March.