There are persons with severe forms of COVID-19 waiting at home for hospitalization, doctor

The health system of the Republic of Moldova is close to the limit and there are no more free beds in the hospitals dealing with patients with COVID-19, Adrian Belyi, head of the Intensive Care Department of the Emergency Medicine Institute, stated in the talk show “Secrets of the Power” on Jurnal TV channel, being quoted by IPN.

“The health system is overburdened. I receive calls from persons whom I don’t know and who ask me to help them to get a place in hospitals. Being hospitalized is probably their only solution as they weren’t referred to another place by the rescue teams or they look for a quicker solution. Anyway, there is an avalanche of patients coming to the hospitals, including to the Emergency Institute,” said Adrian Belyi.

The doctor confirmed that there are persons with severe forms of COVID-19 who are receiving treatment at home and are waiting for hospitalization in the absence of available places in hospitals.

Ex-minister of health Ala Nemerenco said that when the patient is hospitalized with an advanced form of COVID-19, the state’s treatment costs increase. This is also a threat to the health of the infected person.

“The protocol clearly specifies the hospitalization criteria. The patients must not get to the hospital in intensive care and in a rather serious form already as the costs incurred by the state then are much greater. Also, the survival chances when the person is brought to the intensive care unit are smaller,” stated the ex-minister.

On December 2, Moldova reached a new record high of infections with the novel coronavirus – 1,717 confirmed cases.

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