In Dutch hospitals, the number of beds in COVID hospitals is rapidly decreasing due to the increase in the number of cases. Neighboring Germany agrees to admit 20 coronavirus patients
The Netherlands has started sending some coronavirus patients to German hospitals due to a lack of beds in specialized clinics. informs Nieuws portal with a link to the National Emergency Network (LNAZ).
In total, two patients were sent from different hospitals in Rotterdam on Tuesday. One of them arrived in the German city of Bochum, the second in Herten, both settlements are in North Rhine-Westphalia, which borders the Netherlands.
LNAZ notes that sending such patients is very labor intensive, since they are transported in a mobile intensive care unit, accompanied by special medical personnel. In total, Germany is ready to accept twenty patients with COVID-19 from the Netherlands.
According to Nieuws, the burden on the country’s healthcare system is very high, which made it turn to its neighbors for help. In recent weeks, the number of patients with coronavirus has increased sharply, the number of available beds, respectively, is decreasing.