Charilaou: Concern for number of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (vid)
"The situation is difficult and we are concerned"
The situation is difficult and worries us, said in the SIGMA show "Protoselido", the Spokesperson of OKYPY Charalambos Charilaou.
As he said, around 170 patients with COVID19 are being treated, however, the focus is on the Intensive Care Units and the Intensive Care Unit, as 52 people are being treated in the MAF and another 32 in the MEN.
At the same time, he noted, six post-COVID patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital and another 21 non-COVID patients, with a total number of about 60.
He added that OKYPY expects to see how the situation in the hospitals will develop after the negative records of cases recorded in the last two days.
It seems, he said, that there is a large dispersion of Omicron in the community at the moment.
Asked to comment on why no more Intensive Care Units are being created, he replied that more beds have been created while the Burns Intensive Care Unit has been fully utilized and efforts are being made to operate as a closed Intensive Care Unit at Larnaca General Hospital.
"We have fully utilized all our infrastructure and have hired 62 nurses, most of whom will take office on January 3, while we hired six Intensive Care Specialists last month," he added.