In Ontario, 642 cases have been admitted in ICU due to the rise in cases of the new variant which has made many things complex at this point. It is one of the most populous provinces where the health care workers clearly mentioned that adding the new critical care beds is not going to solve the problem or improve the situation. The third deadly wave of the pandemic will not be resolved with rising ICU admissions which has pushed the system which was already thin before the pandemic.
When Christine Elliott, the Health Minister asked about ICU admissions, she said that necessary steps are taken to postpone surgeries, redeploy staff, and transfer patients.
She said, “By the end of this week we are expected to create 350 new beds. We are creating capacity and we are making sure that every Ontario citizen will get an intensive care bed.”
On the contrary medical staff members working in ICU said that a new bed means much of resources which also included trained staff and medical equipment which can’t be made easily available.