Catalan leader highlights equipment crunch at stressed hospitals
Hospitals in Catalonia are at “maximum stress”, with this week and next likely to be the worst experienced by the Spanish region during the coronavirus crisis, its leader told Reuters. The main challenge was a shortage of equipment, with a “supply problem” in obtaining masks and ventilators, rather than of space after makeshift hospitals were built across the region, Catalan regional government chief Quim Torra said on Friday. “At the hospital level we are able to respond to all the cases that are arriving but we are at the limit,” said Torra, who has recovered after testing positive for the coronavirus.
3 April 2020