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Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid Covid Surge

The public leaders in Idaho have stated enacting crisis standards of health care in the wake of rising covid-19 cases. The number of covid cases is increasing and the hospitals are failing to handle the situation leading to which the public leaders have taken this action.

Starting the “crisis standards of care” the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare warned the people that it may fail to provide care that people normally expect if they are hospitalized. The number of covid cases is increasing and the hospitals are failing to handle the situation leading to which the public leaders have taken this move.

Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid Covid SurgeThe department announced it as the recent weeks saw a skyrocketed surge in the covid-19 cases. As per many health care experts and doctors the state is witnessing rising cases of covid and hospitalizations as Idaho is the state which has recorded lowest number of vaccinations as a result of which the region is experiencing more covid-19 infected patients.

The rise in cases has resulted in shortage of staff and hospital beds in the northern area of Idaho. The state includes 10 hospitals and healthcare systems in Idaho panhandle and in north-central part of. The move will therefore allow hospitals to only those patients more likely to survive. Other patients will receive care but in non-traditional medical settings like hospital classrooms or conference rooms. Other states going through similar situation are likely to take similar moves.

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