The hospital was overcrowded so the patient was moved to an ambulance that was specially equipped for intensive care. A doctor and nurse were always present.
Rotterdam, Netherlands. (DPA/EP)-A spokesperson from the National Patient Distribution Organization said that the Dutch government had transferred a number of coronavirus patients to German hospitals on Tuesday because of the rise in cases.
According to the spokeswoman, the first ambulance left Rotterdam earlier today. She also stated that the patient would be transported to Bochum University Hospital in west Germany according to DPA.
He stressed that the second patient would be transferred to the hospital on Tuesday. The hospital, located in North Rhine-Westphalia near the Netherlands border, is home to 20 patients.
Because of the overwhelming number of infections in Dutch hospitals, and the rapid rise in hospitalizations, patients are transferred into ambulances that are specially equipped for intensive care. Each patient is accompanied by a nurse and a doctor.
Due to this situation, many surgical procedures (also applicable for patients with heart disease or cancer) must be delayed due to a lack of staff. Because of the strain on the health system caused by the pandemic, the country has decided to move to Germany in 2020.
The Netherlands is experiencing the worst wave of coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic, so the Dutch government has tried to reduce the mobility of citizens without meeting Austria’s restrictions, for example by reducing business and hospitality time. Participation of the public in sporting events.
Over the weekend, protests and riots against new restrictions erupted mainly in Rotterdam. Prime Minister Mark Rutte attributed these incidents to “idiots” and he promised to hold these “idiots” accountable and responsible for their actions.