Polish hospitals should have 31-32,000 beds available for COVID-19 patients by the end of next week, the prime minister said on Thursday.
The inventory of beds for coronavirus-infected patients will increase by 1,000, as the result of those provided by the private healthcare sector, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told a Thursday press conference after Poland saw a new daily record for coronavirus infections.
The Polish Army is taking over the sample collection points for coronavirus testing, thanks to which medical staff will be able to focus on helping patients, National Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Wednesday.
Known for helping her patients without wearing gloves during treatment so as not to frighten and discourage them, Wanda Błeńska who died at the age of 103 cured thousands of Ugandans of leprosy.
Temporary hospital beds will be located in the stadium’s conference hall which has a seating capacity of 58,580.
The capacity of Polish hospitals is currently at over 50 percent of beds available for COVID-19 patients, with the number of ventilators at a similar level, government spokesman Piotr Mueller told the public radio broadcaster Polish Radio One on Friday.
The respirator, which offers professional care away from hospitals with remote supervision of skilled medical personnel, is simple enough to be used at home and by people without a medical background.
A group of 12 people have received a potential vaccine against the COVID-19 disease as part of clinical trials carried out in Germany, Pfizer Poland Country Manager Dorota Hryniewiecka-Firlej has said in an interview with PAP.
Because people who have recovered from the disease have produced antibodies that neutralise and destroy SARS-CoV-2 virus cells, after the woman’s health deteriorated, doctors from Kędzierzyn Koźle gave her a dose. And it worked!
The app from start-up company Immersion was commissioned by the US government and uses digital avatars and videos to guide medical staff step by step, explaining how to properly put on a mask and other specific actions needed before dealing with infected patients.