“We currently have a total capacity of around 30.000 ventilation beds. Of these, 8.500 are currently unoccupied. We are also able to activate a further 4.000 to 5.000 ventilation beds within a few days, ”said the President of the German Hospital Association, Gerald Gaß, of the“ Rheinische Post ”(Wednesday edition).
Whether this is necessary can now be read quite well from the infection numbers. Gaß also called for patients to come back to the hospitals for treatment. "Nobody has to worry that they are exposed to a greater risk of infection from Corona in a hospital than elsewhere." The hospitals are well equipped with all protective materials - unlike at the beginning of the pandemic. “Patients can really have confidence that hospitals are safe places. We also have the capacity to care for the patients promptly. ”Currently, the number of treatments is still ten to 20 percent below the normal number of cases.