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The Way to Manage a Lack of NPIR for COVID-19 Patients

Sang-Woo Jeon, Lowri A. Williams



The number of COVID-19 infected patients around the world is currently over 9 million already. Some countries have received a sudden and direct hit of COVID-19 and thus lack of medical supplies has occurred in those countries. There is a significant shortage of negative pressure isolation rooms for COVID-19 Patients with the most serious symptoms and because of this, the death rate keeps rising at a fast pace.

Until the vaccine or cure for COVID-19 is developed, preventing COVID-19 patients from death is more realistic. The early stages of COVID-19 should be used to secure treatment for COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms as mandatory lower the death rate, also negative pressure isolation room is clearly necessary, otherwise we are likely to see a large second wave of COVID-19.We scrutinized the national medical center of South Korea's database to find a new way to manage the expected shortage of negative pressure isolation room (NPIR).


National Medical Center of South Korea, Official Announcemet [Internet]. 2020 [cited: 21 Jun 2020]. Available from: https://www.nmc.or.kr/html/nmc/report.asp?flag=READ&seq=13337

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30699/fhi.v9i1.233


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