Shanghai’s Maternity Hospitals Struggle to Isolate Covid Patients
Pregnant women and new mothers in Shanghai hospitals are facing high cross-infection and childbearing risks after China’s sudden dismantling of “zero-Covid” left maternity wards in the city struggling to maintain normal operations with staff and medicine shortages.
Some obstetrics and gynecology hospitals in the city are attempting to separate Covid-positive patients from those who test negative upon admission. But the risk of infection remains high, with patients waiting in the same “buffer” area for their PCR test results before being sorted to general or isolation zones.
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