Forbes 8 Apr 2020

ICU Doctor On How Hospitals Are Handling COVID-19


Forbes' Senior Editor of Healthcare and Science Alex Knapp interviews Dr. Sumit Mukherjeee, Medical Director, ICU, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital on how hospitals are preparing and innovating to treat COVID-19 patients.

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