Aruba hospital can hardly handle the influx of corona patients anymore
The Horacio Oduber Hospital in Aruba can hardly handle the influx of corona patients. On Wednesday, five new patients were admitted to the corona ward and one person to intensive care. This means that the number of corona patients here has risen to 41 and the critical limit has been reached. Chairman of the Board of Directors Jacco Vroegop sounded the alarm the day before
The hospital does not have sufficiently qualified staff. Moreover, work has been under high pressure for over a year. Finding staff to provide care for those beds is still quite a challenge, according to Vroegop.
Last year Aruba received more IC equipment from the Netherlands. Since last year, the hospital has also been receiving a lot of extra care personnel to support them from the Netherlands, who also pay. Without this help, many patients would not be able to be helped, says Vroegop.
The influx of corona patients has jeopardized regular care and operations have to be canceled. The hospital had only two beds left in the intensive care unit on Wednesday