Spanish doctors forced to choose who should get intensive care

The Business Times | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • In the emergency room at one of Madrid’s biggest hospitals, Dr Daniel Bernabeu signed the death certificate for one patient and immediately turned to help another who was choking.
  • People are dying in waiting rooms before they can even be admitted as the coronavirus pandemic overpowers medical staff.
  • At La Paz hospital, the sprawling complex of 17 buildings where Dr Bernabeu works, there were 240 people on the emergency room at one point on Tuesday waiting to be admitted.