Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga publicly admitted that Greece’s public health care system is not sealed to deal with the fourth wave of the pandemic. She announced that it may soon be necessary to ‘triage’ patients for treatment in Intensive Care Units of public hospitals.
“If the number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and intubated patients in the ICUs increases even more, we will soon have to choose whether a patient with coronavirus or a brain stroke will be treated,” Gaga told ANT1 TV on Saturday morning.
She added that there are 1300 ICU beds across the country, with half of them reserved for Covid-patients.
Gaga’s prediction may come much sooner, as forecasting models predict “uncontrollable increase” of virus infections in the next weeks.
According to professor Demosthenes Sarigiannis from Thessaloniki University, the country will reportedly need at least 1,000 ICU beds during the Christmas holidays and the death toll will reach 125 per day.
Professor Nikos Tzanakis from the University of Crete stressed that he expects 9,000 coronavirus infections per day as of next week.
Daily coronavirus infections in Greece have been breaking one record after the other last Saturday, raging between 6,500-7,000 cases.
PS instead of saying what the government will do to protect the society, this Greek government of cynics says what it will not. It’s the ‘very democratic’ shock doctrine….