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Peru: COVID-19 patients treated in tents outside Arequipa hospital02:36

Peru: COVID-19 patients treated in tents outside Arequipa hospital

Peru, Arequipa
July 7, 2020 at 19:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Patients with coronavirus were seeing receiving oxygen in tents outside Honorio Delgado hospital in Arequipa, on Monday, as Peru tops 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the fifth-highest in the world.

"I was yesterday from five in the morning with my granny here. They have kept us in the car all day fighting for oxygen, they have seen that she could not breathe, they have not given it us, they have said to wait, nor medication, my granny agonising," said Susan Rodriguez. "They come and they are like 20 to 30 minutes waiting for them to give them oxygen, there is no help and the doctors wouldn't see them, it seems that they want people to die, there is no help,"

Patients and family members reportedly spent the night outdoors outside Honorio Delgado. According to local reports, there's lack of medical care, oxygen tanks and ICU beds in Arequipa.

At least 10,772 people have died with the virus in Peru as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Peru: COVID-19 patients treated in tents outside Arequipa hospital02:36
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Patients with coronavirus were seeing receiving oxygen in tents outside Honorio Delgado hospital in Arequipa, on Monday, as Peru tops 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the fifth-highest in the world.

"I was yesterday from five in the morning with my granny here. They have kept us in the car all day fighting for oxygen, they have seen that she could not breathe, they have not given it us, they have said to wait, nor medication, my granny agonising," said Susan Rodriguez. "They come and they are like 20 to 30 minutes waiting for them to give them oxygen, there is no help and the doctors wouldn't see them, it seems that they want people to die, there is no help,"

Patients and family members reportedly spent the night outdoors outside Honorio Delgado. According to local reports, there's lack of medical care, oxygen tanks and ICU beds in Arequipa.

At least 10,772 people have died with the virus in Peru as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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