Inside view of an Italian hospital where no medical workers have been infected with coronavirus
Here in the United States, medical workers in front line have died after succumbing to illness from the coronavirus patients they were protecting. However, the situation is not the same at Cotugno Hospital, a hospital in the southern city of Naples, Italy, where armed guards and high-tech equipment keep them safe, according to a report from SkyNews
The Cotugno Hospital specializes in infectious diseases and has only been treating coronavirus patients lately. Unlike hospitals here in the U.S., Cotugno Hospital is well equipped and prepared to fight coronavirus. The hospital has had time to prepare for the onslaught and taken extraordinary steps to protect its doctors and other staff. While 66 doctors have died as a result of the pandemic in Italy, according to numbers compiled by the National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists, not a single health care worker has been affected at Cotugno, the news outlet reported.
According to SkyNews, the sickest patients at the hospital are treated by staff wearing ultra-high-tech gear and masks and hermetically sealed, waterproof suits. The medical workers also follow strict and proper protocols to the max, including separating infected areas from sterile ones.
Below is a video from Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay where he gives an exclusive access inside Cotugno Hospital in Naples, where medics are taking serious measures to avoid coronavirus infection.