Covid-19: Mato Grosso state announces hospital collapse, calls for assistance

The Mato Grosso Health Secretary Gilberto Figueiredo messaged that he needs ICU beds. However, the reply was discouraging. Most other states said they have no way of helping.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mato Grosso Health Secretary announced  over the weekend that the local hospital network has collapsed and called for help from colleagues in other states to assist Covid-19 patients.

Gilberto Figueiredo stated by messages that he is in need of ICU beds. However, the reply was discouraging. Most states said they have no way of helping.

"We have collapsed. Help. I need help. Can any state help with ICU spaces?", asked the secretary to colleagues.

The answers were all along the same lines. Amapá said it hit 90% occupancy on Sunday. Tocantins said it reached . . .

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