According to Liberty Times Net, China’s healthcare is on the verge of collapse due to a lack of support after the nation’s eased COVID restrictions.
The waiting lines for fever examinations are longer than for the nucleic acid test. The number of patients at the fever clinic reached 20,000 on December 11, 16 times more than a week ago.
Many people called the 120 emergency centers for help and asked for ambulances to be sent to the emergency room, paralyzing emergency resources.
China’s official reports showed the new infections gradually dropped to less than 10,000 cases in about two weeks. However, medical clinics have been overwhelmed by the influx of patients and have run out of medication.
People have to wait many hours to get turns for medical examinations. For example, fever clinics in Beijing were so crowded that the waiting time was often as long as six hours, even day to night.
Radio Free Asia reported on December 12 that Beijing’s emergency center claimed that there were more than 30,000 calls a day to report cases. Most of them are from patients with mild symptoms and asymptomatic, which completely exceeded the emergency center’s capacity.
Hospitals across the nation are full of people with fevers, with many wheelchair-bound, elderly and young children. Although the government announced 10 New COVID easing steps, they are insufficient in delivering supporting measures. Consequently, once again, there are grievances and discontent among residents.