Rio Hospitals Unable To Take Additional Patients
David Biller, Bloomberg, reports that, “The five hospitals recommended by Rio de Janeiro for Olympic tourists are so full that some have been forced to leave patients on gurneys in hallways, according to a report from the local medical council.”
What is going on in Rio?
The Olympics are set to begin in a few weeks. Besides the Zika virus scare, the economic collapse of the country now we get this… if you should need some medical attention, there are five hospitals that are forced to leave patients in the hallways.
Brazil’s federal health ministry has made more resources available to ensure Olympic tourists can be attended, according to the local organizing committee. The health ministry purchased 146 new ambulances for the games, will supply 135 back-up hospital beds, plus station first-aid teams at a military base for emergencies.