DILI, 21 october 2023 (TATOLI) – From july to september 2023, the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Guido Valdares National Hospital (HNGV) provided intensive medical care to 87 patients with life-threatening conditions and 29 of these patients died.
Marino dos Santos Pinheiro, an intensive care doctor at the ICU, said that it was not possible to save the lives of the 29 patients, as they were admitted to the ICU in very critical condition.
“These 29 patients were admitted to the ICU with serious complications, including heart problems, tuberculosis, and road accident victims,” Pinheiro told TATOLI.
He said that all ICU intensive care doctors always do their best to avoid fatalities.
“Any patients who are admitted to the ICU means they are in a very critical condition and we do everything we can to save their lives,” Pinheiro stressed.
He reiterated that, despite the lack of medical equipment at the ICU, this doesn’t stop them from doing their best to save the lives of others.
Pinheiro said therefore it’s important for the ICU to be equipped with cutting-edge technologies to help healthcare providers enhance their ability to deliver timely and precise care.
HNGV’ICU has only 13 medical professionals, including nine physicians and four surgeons which means that the hospital requires more qualified doctors and surgeons to provide ICU care for surgical patients.
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins