On the last day, the number of ambulances arriving at the Hospital de anta Maria was significantly lower than those recorded on previous nights.
However, according to Lusa, Civil Protection and INEM attended to “dozens” of infected patients throughout the day.
At 8 pm yesterday, the line of ambulances waiting with patients outside the largest hospital in the country was smaller than those seen in the previous days-
According the director of the Emergency Service of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHLN), Anabela Oliveira, at that time there were only six ambulances waiting for assistance.
“I don’t know if they are patients who need hospitalization, they are patients who have to be evaluated,” he added.
Anabela Oliveira considered that the work developed between the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC) and the National Institute for Medical Emergency (INEM) at the pre-screening level “was absolutely fundamental” to relieve pressure on Santa Maria.