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Will our Hospitals Cope with a Severe Covid19 Outbreak?: March 31, 2020.mp3

Will our Hospitals Cope with a Severe Covid19 Outbreak?: March 31, 2020

Will our Hospitals Cope with a Severe Covid19 Outbreak?: March 31, 2020.mp3 mp3, 11.93 MB
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The cross party Epidemic Response Committee had its first meeting this morning. Lillian speaks about its function as a democratic mechanism to hold the government accountable, and concerns raised during the meeting, like the government's lack of urgency in procuring relevant technologies, and the public hospital capacity.

 

Next, Hanna gives us an update on the country’s healthcare capacity, looking at ICU beds and ventilators available, the advantages of going into lockdown early, and measures that will have to be taken if our hospitals reach capacity.