Hospitals have closed wards and cut services as medical staff have fallen ill or been redeployed to quarantine hospitals. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hospitals have closed wards and cut services as medical staff have fallen ill or been redeployed to quarantine hospitals. Photo: EPA-EFE

Shanghai tells city hospitals to reopen emergency wards after Covid-19 lockdowns see patients turned away

  • A series of incidents, including a nurse who died after being refused treatment at her own hospital, have triggered a public backlash
  • The city’s public health authorities say they are setting up a ‘mechanism’ to ensure people could get treatment

Hospitals have closed wards and cut services as medical staff have fallen ill or been redeployed to quarantine hospitals. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hospitals have closed wards and cut services as medical staff have fallen ill or been redeployed to quarantine hospitals. Photo: EPA-EFE
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