Intensive care unit
Nine people died on Friday when a fire broke out in an intensive care unit at a Romanian hospital treating COVID-19 patients, officials said, the country's third deadly hospital fire in less than a year, Reuters reported. Firefighters extinguished the fire at the hospital in the eastern city of Constanta at around 0755 GMT, having brought in additional teams from nearby counties.
Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday estimated that the need for ICU beds for COVID-19 patients could increase to 2,000 and asked those in charge to make a plan so that they can secure the necessary number of beds in the intensive care units.
These are circumstances in the hospital where nurse Janine Roberts works.
Now it is mostly about young people who have not been vaccinated and who are in a very difficult health condition.
Most of them arrive to the intensive care units already intubated and unconscious, and most often it is an infection with a delta variant of the virus that is spreading rapidly.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,298 patients have been discharged from the ICUs
Minister of Health Ioana Mihaila declared on Thursday, regarding the situation in the intensive care units, that the problem is not only about the number of beds, but rather the teams of doctors and nurses "trained to properly treat patients in the ICU".