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First German clinic has to use triage rules because of Covid-19; forcing doctors to decide who gets treatment and who does not

Dr. Mathias Mengel, Medical Director of the Klinikum Oberlausitzer Bergland gGmbH, explained in a video forum on Tuesday evening that triage has already had to be carried out several times at the hospital in Zittau in Saxony, Germany.

According to Mengel, there have not been enough ventilation beds available and he stated that they "been in the situation several times in the past few days of having to decide who gets oxygen and who doesn't".

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