The emergency rooms in Lombardy are in an emergency again. No longer, like last year, due to the assault of patients with Covid symptoms, but due to the incessant influx of both Covid suspects and hundreds of people with other diseases. A flooding that is exasperating doctors and nurses, at the flicker of strength after almost two years of pandemic, with the risk of paralysis of the wards where the waiting rooms are never empty and the stretchers with patients queue along the corridors.
Coronavirus in Milan, epidemiologist Guido Bertolini: “Emergency rooms are at the limit. The sick stay for days and the staff are now exhausted “