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Covid: Brazil, sedatives are lacking, patients intubated while awake

2021-04-15T07:20:40.018Z

Hospitals lack sedatives, intubated patients awake and with their hands tied to the bed (ANSA) The Brazil exceeded 360,000 victims of Covid beginning of the pandemic. This was revealed by the National Council of Health Secretariats (Conass). The total toll rises to 361,884 victims compared to 13,673,507 confirmed cases. There is a lack of sedatives in hospitals in Rio de Janeiro , where some health workers have reported having had to intubate Covid patients while awake. A nurse from the Al



The

Brazil

exceeded 360,000 victims of Covid beginning of the pandemic.

This was revealed by the National Council of Health Secretariats (Conass).

The total toll rises to 361,884 victims compared to 13,673,507 confirmed cases.

There is a lack of sedatives in hospitals in

Rio de Janeiro

, where some health workers have reported having had to intubate Covid patients while awake.

A nurse from the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Realengo, in the eastern part of Rio, told the G1 site that some seriously ill Covid patients are intubated awake and with their hands tied to the bed due to a lack of drugs.

118 Covid patients are hospitalized in the hospital, of which 40 are in intensive care.

"They are awake, without sedatives, intubated, with their hands tied to the bed and begging us not to let them die," said the nurse, in the form of anonymity.

In

Venezuela,

the opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the population to overcome "fear and the pandemic", and to take to the streets on Saturday to protest in Caracas together with health workers and ask President Nicolás Maduro for more vaccines against Covid-19 and an immunization plan for the entire population.

"The appeal to Venezuelans - he continued yesterday during a press conference in a square in Caracas - is that on Saturday we accompany what is already a clamor. We must be united, determined, to raise the voice of all Venezuela".

Together with political parties and health personnel, he concluded, "all of us, respecting biosecurity measures, must accompany this protest. Together we can make a big difference in the difficult time Venezuela is going through".

Argentine President

Alberto Fernández announced last night new restrictions for Buenos Aires and its suburbs which will be in force from tomorrow until the end of the month, to try to stem the strong increase in infections from Covid-19 recorded in recent days.

Among the measures announced by the head of state are the restriction of night traffic between 8 pm and 6 am, the suspension of recreational, social, cultural, sporting and religious activities indoors, and the closure of commercial activities at 7 pm. hours, the gastronomic activities will operate only in 'delivery' mode, while the government has decided that from next Monday to the end of the month schools of all types and levels will return to work according to the virtual mode.

The Argentine Ministry of Health has announced that 368 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours - the highest number for a single day since October 2020 - which brought the general death toll to 58,542.

The new infections were instead 25,157, for a total from March 2020 of 2,604,157.

"I have decided to adopt these measures that I consider urgent - concluded Fernández - to continue to guarantee two things: not to stop the vaccination process and prevent the saturation of the health system".

L '

India

also recorded a record today of new daily cases of Covid-19, 200 739 in the last 24 hours;

the dead were instead 1,038.

This was announced by the Indian Ministry of Health, quoted by local media.

The South Asian country of 1 billion and 380 million has so far reported a total of 14.1 million cases and 173,123 deaths.

Second only to China for populations, India is second in the world for the number of infections (behind the United States) and fourth for the number of deaths (behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico).


Source: ansa

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