CGTN America

CGTN America 30 Apr 2020

Chicago hospital faces huge resource shortage amid pandemic


The death toll in the U.S. from the COVID-19 pandemic now tops 60,000.

The virus has placed a huge strain on the resources of the country's hospitals.

That is especially true of Roseland Community Hospital, a small but vital safety-net hospital on Chicago's South Side.

CGTN's Dan Williams was allowed exclusive access to the hospital that was already facing a funding shortage… and is now, according to hospital administrators, hanging by a thread.

Dozens of hospitals have reportedly denied non-coronavirus patients care and laid off staff, despite projections of millions of victims in the ongoing pandemic. One America's Kristian Rouz looks into the matter.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the issue of accessible medical equipment is paramount. In Brazil, owners of 3D printers are trying to help reduce the shortage. CGTN's Paulo Cabral explains.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, hospitals across the country are swamped. To get an idea of what health care workers are experiencing on the front line​s right now, CGTN's Dan Williams spoke to a nurse at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The federal stockpile of life-saving ventilators is nearly depleted, hospitals are becoming overwhelmed and more hospital units are converting into COVID-19 care only.

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