“The worst is yet to come”





The head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Hospital de Cruces emphasizes that “we are in the sixth wave and we will continue to grow little by little.”

The person in charge of the Intensive Care Unit (FIA), Fermín Labayen, has underlined in “Boulevard Informativo” of Radio Euskadi that, despite the fact that the sequencing of admissions in the ICU is slower, “we are having little by little more patients“.

At the moment there are 11 patients admitted to the ICU from the Hospital de Cruces. “We are not the environment with the greatest pressure. We are in the scenario 2. San Sebastián is in number 3 “, Labayen recalled, but he emphasized that we are in the sixth wave and that” the worst is still to come. “We have not reached the peak“, has said.

As for child vaccination, which will begin in Hego Euskal Herria this Wednesday, Labayen is clear: “I think boys and girls have to be vaccinated“. If they are vaccinated, the head of the UCI believes that the situation will be more under control and transmission capacity will be limited.

Face to the parties of Christmas, Labayen considers that “we must return to capacity limitations”, and recalled the importance of maintain social bubble environments. He has recounted his own experience: “We are going to go to Pamplona and there will be few people, we will meet those of us who usually meet on weekends,” he highlighted.

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Asked about the situation of the health personnel, the head of the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital de Cruces has said that they feel very tired. “Bear in mind that the toilet has the same fear and the same doubts as any person, and is aware that they have to continue giving the chest do to treat all patients, “he recalled.

As he has underlined, they currently have a group of Psychological Support “To try to reinforce internally, because there are professionals in whom there has been an overload at the physical level, but, above all, at the mental level.” It is very complex to carry that, “he concluded.

Asked about the vacation of the health care person this Christmas, Labayen has said that it will be adapted within the need that exists. “We will give what we should give depending on each need,” he said.

Labayen has highlighted that, so far, there has been no confirmed case of Omicron in the CAV. “There is uncertainty,” he stressed, since “it seems that it has a greater transmission capacity and that makes one put on guard.” However, clinically, everything points to the fact that he has something less of a condition.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center. The Health Council will also attend to people on the phone 900 20 30 50, offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the Health Council telephone number: 948 290 290. Remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of covid-19 is to use a mask, ventilate spaces, keep a safe distance, and wash hands.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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