In Salzburg in particular, the coronavirus situation in hospitals is getting worse. Vienna is now taking on four intensive care patients from Salzburg. Two are to be flown to the federal capital on Wednesday, two more will follow on Thursday. In Salzburg, 45 Covid 19 patients had to be treated in intensive care units on Tuesday, more than ever before.
The state clinics (SALK) are already increasing the intensive care beds at 17, and the transfer should also bring relief. “In the course of tomorrow morning, the first of four Covid intensive care patients will be transferred by helicopter from Salzburg to Vienna General Hospital. A second patient will also be flown to Vienna tomorrow, two more then on Thursday ”, reported Vienna’s City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker (SPÖ) after a phone call with Salzburg’s State Health Councilor Christian Stöckl (ÖVP) on Tuesday evening. He asked for the takeover. The capacities in Vienna allow the takeover of four patients, said Hacker. “The pandemic can only be overcome if we all help together – within the federal government, between the states and of course across national borders,” said Hacker.
Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) and his deputy Stöckl thanked them in a joint broadcast. “The focus of our work is always on the well-being of the patient. This solidarity-based cooperation across borders is one of the strengths in times of crisis ”, Haslauer and Stöckl were quoted as saying. It was not even two weeks ago that Haslauer resisted further corona measures and the lockdown. On November 10th, he still etched, “Virologists would like everybody from Salzburg and Upper Austria to be locked in their room.”
Salzburg has already taken on Covid 19 patients in the past, only one from Upper Austria last night or three from France in April 2020. The politicians emphasized that coronavirus vaccinations relieve the hospitals. (APA)