Dr. Adamos Hatzipanagi, director of the Larnaca General Hospital, said that most of the elderly patients with Covid-19 being treated at the facility are not vaccinated, adding that the only choice we have against the virus is the vaccination.
He added that currently there are 25 patients with coronavirus in the Covid-19 ward of the hospital, including four who are in the Increased Care Unit since they need closer monitoring. The average age of the patients is 60 years, but there are patients of all ages from 30 to 80 years old.
In reply to a relevant question, Hadjipanayis added that the pressure on public hospitals is getting more and more intense and that the Covid-19 ward at Larnaca general is currently at full capacity.
He added that it is really a pity that the number of patients with coronavirus is constantly increasing in public hospitals. Everyone should take into account that for months now there has been a vaccine available, which could prevent the virus, or in the worst case, vaccinated people who catch the virus do not need hospitalization. The time has finally come for everyone to take responsibility, both individually and socially, so that, thanks to the vaccine, we can all go back to our lives as they were, he concluded.