By Ron Howells • 28 July 2021 • 23:15
Andalucia urges pregnant women to get vaccinated after the deaths of three pregnant women.
Gynaecology and obstetrics doctors from some larger Spanish hospitals have called on the communities to accelerate the vaccinations of pregnant women after registering a sudden increase in ICU admissions and the death of at least three pregnant women in the last month.
“We are experiencing the worst moment of the pandemic for these patients. They are in the centre of a perfect storm, ”explains Óscar Martínez Pérez, from Hospital Puerta de Hierro (Madrid) and principal investigator of the ObsCovid registry in Spain.
“In addition, there have been intrauterine fetal deaths at least in Madrid and Mallorca, and numerous urgent caesarean sections due to the worsening of the pregnant women. We are saving many women because we have a very capable healthcare system, but in some cases, we are touching the bar and we will have to see the consequences of long admissions to the ICU ”, added Martínez Pérez.
“We are in a very delicate moment,” adds Guillermo Antiñolo, head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Sevilla. “We have very heavy ICUs. We must vaccinate, vaccinate and vaccinate pregnant women and do it quickly ”, he insisted.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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