Germany Sends Military Medics To Portugal To Try To Evaluate The Situation

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Germany Sends Military Medics To Portugal To Try To Evaluate The Situation
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GERMANY Sends Military Medics To Portugal To Try To Evaluate The Situation as Covid runs wild

The head of Portugal’s doctor’s association announced on Wednesday evening (January 27), that hospitals in Lisbon, Portugal, are now struggling to meet the demand of coronavirus patients, and hence, oxygen, which is at risk of running out completely.

Antonio Lacerda Sales, Portugal’s Health Secretary said the government was looking into getting more help from European partners, and Germany has sent some of its military medics to Lisbon in a bid to try and evaluate what can be done, as numbers rise every day in the country.

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Wednesday’s daily report showed a confirmed total of 668,951 cases and 11,305 deaths including a record number of 293 deaths.

Pictures on social media on Wednesday showed lines of ambulances waiting outside the Santa Maria Hospital, Portugal’s largest hospital, simply waiting for beds to come available, and a spokesman told Reuters that there is only one ICU bed left and around 10 beds vacant in the wards.

Rui Santos, the chief nurse at the Fernando Fonseca Hospital in Lisbon told a news conference that on Tuesday night 53 patients had to be transferred to three other hospitals, due to a shortage of oxygen supplies.


A Defence Ministry spokesman on Wednesday evening confirmed a report in Der Spiegel magazine that German medical experts “will be exploring the situation on the ground and trying to clarify what kind of support is needed and feasible”, while Portuguese newspaper Observador said German medical experts had visited the Fernando Fonseca Hospital and would visit other health centres.

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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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