Hospitals resort to extraordinary measures due to full capacity

Several Czech hospitals have been forced to cancel operations and recruit students, soldiers and even policemen into their ranks to stave off a shortage in personnel due to the ongoing stress on the medical sector due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

In Cheb, the hospital was even forced to move its patients due to overfilled capacity and cancel its maternity ward, Czech Television reported on Monday. The hospital in Trutnov has decided to make use of the nearby spa resort to house patients.

Author: Tom McEnchroe