Intensive care unit

AHEPA to get 17 new ICU beds

The AHEPA University Hospital in Thessaloniki, northern Greece will get 17 new intensive care unit beds Monday.

Last week, staff at the hospital, which is at the forefront of the effort to fight the new coronavirus in the northern port city, had made an urgent plea for more supplies of protective gear to help them cope, highlighting shortages in surgical masks and antiseptics.

Coronavirus death toll up by 15 to 59, with 561 new cases

Schools extend closureTurkey's death toll from the coronavirus increased by 15 to 59 on March 25 as the number of confirmed cases rose by 561 to 2,433, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Koca said on Twitter that 5,035 tests had been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to more than 30,000.

Popular actor remains on ventilator, hospital says

Popular comedy actor Costas Voutsas remains on mechanical ventilation for the fourth day, Attikon hospital said in its first briefing on the health of the 88-year-old on Tuesday.

Voutsas was admitted to the cardiology unit on February 7 with symptoms of respiratory infection and impairment of cardiac and respiratory function, the hospital said. 

Five-year-old in ICU after crash on Crete

A 5-year-old girl who was in one of two cars that crashed in the Cretan prefecture of Rethymno on Sunday was in the intensive care unit of Iraklio General Hospital on Monday.

The local traffic police have launched an investigation to determine the exact circumstances of the collision between the two cars on the national highway near the small town of Skaleta.

A long, hard and lonely road to recovery

Imagine that you have been in the intensive care unit of an Attica hospital for weeks, unable to stand on your own two feet, and with only sporadic visits from family members. Every one of your visitors wears a white gown over their clothes, along with protective overshoes, a cap and a sanitary mask - not due to fears they might be contaminated but in order not to transmit any bacteria to you.