Governor of the South Moravian Region Grolich: Declare a state of emergency, hospitals are full

The situation in South Moravian hospitals is without exception critical. All operations were completely stopped in Kyjov on Monday. It has a full ARO. Elsewhere, planned interventions are drastically curtailed.

Clinics call soldiers and firefighters to the sick. A single and fundamental problem for all is the lack of medical staff.

Patients are already being transported elsewhere

“We use eight soldiers and four firefighters. We would need more of them. We limit the operation of the hospital, including ambulances, across disciplines, so that we can use some of the staff in the care of hospitalized people, “ said Dana Lipovsk√°, a spokeswoman for the University Hospital at St. Anne’s.

The hospital in Kyjov has had a difficult weekend. The declaration of emergency was averted there only by taking the patients with the covid elsewhere. “It is only a matter of time before all South Moravian hospitals declare their own state of emergency,” Grolich told

The governor is calling for an emergency

Grolich would consider a possible state of emergency due to another wave of the coronavirus pandemic to be a logical step. According to him, the situation is critical and the outlook unfavorable. According to him, the state of danger declared by the region does not solve anything – one of the largest regions of the republic is moaning on a large scale.

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Filled beds

There are now 826 hospitalized patients with coronavirus in South Moravia, 120 of whom lie in intensive care beds. “Sometime in the beginning of December, we will definitely have over 1,000 hospitalized and more than two hundred people in the dens,” Grolich outlined.

In South Moravia, 39 soldiers are already helping in the hospitals, and eight fire brigades have also joined. The fire brigade also offers additional reinforcements. The police advised 16 volunteers, who will gradually find employment in individual hospitals. The Crisis Staff also negotiates with medical schools and the Faculty of Medicine for voluntary student assistance.

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Brno University Hospital limits performance

The situation at the University Hospital Brno, which is the largest hospital in Moravia, is also unpleasant. Eight soldiers joined her on Monday to help. “We are restricting operations. We are already at 60 percent of the normal number of performances, “ said hospital spokeswoman Veronika Plach√°. The hospital lacks a hospital of 100 nurses.

In St. Anny is missing 50 sisters

FN in St. Anny cares for 111 patients with coronavirus. A total of 20 are on artificial lung ventilation, five of them on the ECMO device. Another 16 people are in the intensive care unit.

Even before the pandemic, 50 nurses were missing from the hospital. The situation is even worse as some of the nurses are quarantined at home.

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