Two private clinics in Athens are being mobilized to treat Covid-19 patients as public hospitals in the Greek capital struggle with increased admissions and intubations. Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday that the Athens Medical group’s unit in Peristeri and the private Leto maternity clinic will be will be voluntarily included in the national health system for the treatment of Covid-19 cases in Attica.
Both clinics will start treating Covid-19 cases as of upcoming Thursday, March 11.
According to official figures, over 90% of Attica’s 350 or so intensive care beds for Covid patients were full on Monday. Capacity at its regular coronavirus wards reached 82%. Capacity at Covid ICUs reached 66.5% nationwide and at regular wards 50%.
Chart: Red Admissions, Green Discharges
Last week the Minister announced a plan to designate one more public hospital to Covdi-19 only and to outsource non-Covid cases and emergency admissions to one military and to private clinics.
Chaos in Halkida