Battling COVID-19: Italy's Hospitals Struggle with Coronavirus

World | Reuters | March 16, 2020, 11:11 am
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 Hospitals in the northern Lombardy region of Italy have borne the brunt of the contagion, they are running out of space and equipment and staff have not rested in weeks. Take a look at the pictures... <br /><br /> Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on camping beds, in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Hospitals in the northern Lombardy region of Italy have borne the brunt of the contagion, they are running out of space and equipment and staff have not rested in weeks. Take a look at the pictures...

Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on camping beds, in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Paramedics work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Paramedics work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical staff at work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical staff at work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A medical staffer watches from a tent at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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A medical staffer watches from a tent at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 An elderly patient is helped by a doctor at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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An elderly patient is helped by a doctor at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A doctor holds a cylinder at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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A doctor holds a cylinder at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A medical personnel holds a kit for the test for Coronavirus outside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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A medical personnel holds a kit for the test for Coronavirus outside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical staff wearing protective masks work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical staff wearing protective masks work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel prepare, at the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Medical personnel prepare, at the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical personnel wearing protective face masks help patients inside the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Medical personnel wearing protective face masks help patients inside the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 A nurse rests during a night shift at a hospital in Cremona, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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A nurse rests during a night shift at a hospital in Cremona, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel wearing protective face masks are seen at Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Medical personnel wearing protective face masks are seen at Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 An elderly patient is attended in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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An elderly patient is attended in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A medical personnel holds a kit for the test for Coronavirus outside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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A medical personnel holds a kit for the test for Coronavirus outside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel work inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel work inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel works inside one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel leaves one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel leaves one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Nurses wait for patients at the main entrance of the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Nurses wait for patients at the main entrance of the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wrapped in a survival blanket waits at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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A woman wrapped in a survival blanket waits at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Doctors wait for patients at a General x-ray room in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Doctors wait for patients at a General x-ray room in one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Tents and other emergency structures were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Tents and other emergency structures were set up to ease procedures outside the hospital of Brescia, Northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Paramedics work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)
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Paramedics work at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

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