Large overloads on the health care system are recorded in hospitals in Thessaloniki, and the waiting time for an operation by cancer patients, in one of them, is enormous. For six months, those who do not have coronavirus are waiting for medical intervention or passing a diagnostic test.
This was announced by the radiologist, curator of the A ‘department of the ΓΝΘ “Παπαγεωργίου” hospital, Christos Papastergiu, who emphasized: “The situation for cancer patients is tragic – their operation is postponed for at least five months! There are hundreds of thousands of patients across the country whose operations or diagnostic tests canceled or postponed. “
The radiological medicine specialist adds: “The unenviable fate has befallen cancer patients, who in the past waited only a few weeks for surgery, and now wait five and six months, while the private sector does not deal with these cases. There is also a huge queue for diagnostic examinations. As a result, timely diagnosis of serious diseases, such as, for example, cancer, is delayed, and this is unacceptable! “
Here we should note that cancer patients go to hospitals in Thessaloniki almost every day to find out when they will have a life-saving operation. However, doctors cannot give an exact date …
According to Mr. Papastergiu, the number of patients with covid in hospitals could reach 550 (on average, 355 patients were hospitalized in the last seven days). However, the situation is now slightly better than in the previous two weeks.
Epidemiological situation in the country as of 12/17/21
In the past 24 hours, Greece has recorded 85 new deaths, and 684 intubated patients are being treated in hospitals in the country. The total number of new cases of coronavirus infection is 4,766.
According to the EODY epidemiological report:
Over the past 24 hours, 4,766 new laboratory confirmed cases of the disease have been registered, of which 16 were discovered after checks at the country’s borders. The total number of cases is 1,026,902, of which 50.5% are men. Based on confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 178 cases are considered to be related to travel from abroad, and 3,087 to a known case. There are 85 new deaths from COVID-19 patients, with a total of 19,736 deaths since the start of the epidemic. 95.3% of the deceased had an underlying disease and / or were 70 years of age or older. The number of patients who underwent intubation is 684 (59.8% of men). Their average age is 64. 81.0% have an underlying disease and / or are 70 years of age or older. Among intubated patients, 565 (82.6%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 119 (17.4%) are fully vaccinated. Since the start of the pandemic, 3,656 patients have been discharged from intensive care units. Admission of new patients with Covid-19 to hospitals in the country – 319. On average, 355 patients were hospitalized in seven days. The average age of cases is 38 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), and the average age of death is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years). …