Italy offers to welcome German patients with covid in intensive care

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“German hospitals are in a dramatic state of emergency and intensive care units are on the verge of collapse,” she wrote on Facebook. The vice-president of Lombardy recalled the help provided by her neighbor to the north in the spring of 2020 when the Italian emergency services were in saturation: “I think it is our duty to offer Germany the ” welcoming patients in our hospitals and offering them care in our infrastructures and places in intensive care. “

Only 4% of intensive care beds were occupied in Lombardy on Friday, according to the national agency in charge of regional medical services. Across Italy, the occupancy of intensive care beds is 6%. Last week, the autonomous province of Bolzano (Alto Adige, or South Tyrol) welcomed two patients from Freising in Bavaria.

During the first wave of coronavirus, intensive care units in northern Italy, particularly in Bergamo in Lombardy, were saturated. At the time, 44 Italian patients had been admitted to units in Germany.

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