Despite the widespread vaccination campaign in Israel, hospitals are still having to deal with the corona plague, and department heads and doctors are warning of a collapse and shortage of respirators like Acmo.
The vast majority of severe patients are not vaccinated.
Journalist Sivan Rahav Meir published a letter yesterday (Tuesday) sent to her by the head of the team of Akmo operatives at Hadassah Ein Kerem, Meirav Goldstein-Luria, about dealing with the congestion, the frustration with the situation and ended with a call to get vaccinated. "At eight o'clock in the morning I received a call from a young, unvaccinated Lacuna patient," Goldstein-Luria opened her letter. "Another unvaccinated young man to Akmo. It was a complex operation, because the machines in the north were finished and we moved him to Jerusalem in critical condition. Of course I could not pray the lock either. I only returned home on Friday at ten in the morning, and that was not the end of the job."
Goldstein-Lurie went on to write: "We feel like in a taxi stand. A new call at every moment. Unlike previous waves, the common time in almost all cases is frustration and helplessness. You out there just do not grasp the situation. The intensive care and corona wards are full of unvaccinated patients. The vast majority who are now attached to Acme are unvaccinated, or as they are called by us: patients with coronary arthritis. Vigorous, when their families tell us they were sure it would help.Not wish anyone to sit next to a sick woman, who has 12 children at home, who knows her husband is in the most critical condition there, and hear her say that if he had been vaccinated the situation would have been different.or sitting next to someone Who infected his wife who is hospitalized in a serious condition, when he feels he is responsible for her condition, hoping not to die ...And what do I have left to do but try to save with devotion those dear to them? Trying to conquer my anger and frustration at the same time. "
"A good signature finish. Lots of health. For offenses between a man and his friend - there is no Yom Kippur from a village," Goldstein-Luria concluded.
"We have no way to help those who are not vaccinated"
Goldstein-Lurie is not the only one who talks about the serious difficulty in the wards, Prof. Philip Levin, director of the intensive care unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, also notes: It is a serious disease with a high mortality rate and the doctor has almost no way to help. That is, the vaccine works well - but those who do not get vaccinated have almost no help for doctors. "It should be remembered that the current congestion and the increase in the number of hospitals is difficult due to the fact that the difficult patients appear two weeks after the infections and this reflects the peak of the wave that was here two weeks ago," he says.
Dr. Natala Beilinson of Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon adds: "We have 48 critically ill patients in three wards, two of whom have artificial respiration and one has people who use oxygen on various devices. We do not have mediocre patients and it is easy to send them all home unless the patient has chronic diseases. "We do not have Acme. Out of 48 patients, one third are vaccinated and two thirds are not vaccinated.
The deputy director of the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Dr. Zvi Sheleg, says that despite the decrease in the number of people infected per day, the situation in dealing with corona patients in a difficult situation is not easy at all.
"Unfortunately, despite this, we do not have any Acmo devices at all, and we also recently had to transfer patients to other hospitals in the dead of night to connect them to Acmo devices, which is a very bad thing."