The doctor of the Córdoba branch of the Argentine Society of Intensive Care, Daniela Olmos, warned this Thursday that “Córdoba is in a very critical situation, with 96% occupancy of beds in intensive care” among patients with coronavirus and those who suffer from other non-covid pathologies.
Olmos specified that these data correspond to the last survey (until May 28), they correspond to “measurements of the total of critical beds that are within intensive therapies”, therefore it does not include the so-called expanded beds, where there is availability and that is probably what lowers the percentage in the official data.
“In Córdoba the situation is complicated and serious,” Olmos said in statements to Cadena 3 and added that “the human resource is the same as the guard and intensive therapy,” therefore the work team of the health system ” he is tired and exhausted “, and that at the same time receives attacks from the population that needs answers to their pathologies.
Along the same lines, the doctor and university professor Oscar Atienza said on Thursday that “Córdoba has 3302 intensive care beds, and 30% of those interned in intensive care throughout the country are here,” in the Mediterranean province.
In statements made to Radio Nacional, the magister in public health specified that Córdoba “has (in proportion) twice more cases of coronavirus than the province of Buenos Aires and twice that of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires,” therefore he reproached that With this epidemiological picture, “it has been a long time without taking any type of measure, when what happens is extremely serious.”
“Córdoba managed to collapse one of the largest health systems in Latin America,” Atienza said.
Meanwhile, in the latest official report, issued on Wednesday night, the provincial government maintains that Córdoba has accumulated 321,993 positive cases and 3,975 deaths from covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, 2,581 people are hospitalized in critical bed units for covid-19 adults in Intensive Therapy Units (ICU), which represents 78.1% of the total available, of which 423 (16.3%) they are on mechanical ventilation.