This is the moment when you wonder what to do next – this is how the president of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, told TVN24 in “Fakty po Faktach” about how he underwent COVID-19. Speaking of the health of the healthcare system, he said it was “on the brink of collapse” but was “saved” by medical personnel.
The Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, was hospitalized due to COVID-19 On March 23, more than a week after he was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. “Keep your fingers crossed and in a few days I hope to get back to work” – he wrote then in social media.
Trzaskowski spoke on Thursday’s “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 about his stay in the hospital and how he struggled with the disease.
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“It turns out 60 percent of the lungs are occupied.”
When asked how he was feeling now, the president of the capital replied: – It used to be better, but I am recovering. – It’s better now, although it is indeed a very insidious disease. It manifests itself in stages. At first it felt like there was a big flu, then suddenly everything seemed to be going well, then there was a thump again and it turns out that 60 percent of the lungs are affected – he described the course of the disease.
– It’s the same with getting out of COVID. You are much weaker and these days are sometimes better, sometimes worse, but I hope that next week I will be able to work normally – he continued.
Trzaskowski: it is the medical staff who saves this system from collapse
The mayor of Warsaw also spoke about what he learned about the functioning of the health care system during his stay in the hospital.
– This is the moment when a person wonders what to do next. What is needed is a change in the way politics is done. Because as I watched all the time these governmental comments that “we have dealt with the epidemic once again, that everything is ok”, as I saw this overwhelming chaos in the media, of course it gives a lot to think about – said Trzaskowski.
– On the other hand, in the hospital itself, I was very impressed with the work of doctors, nurses, all the staff who just stood on their ears to deal with this extremely difficult situation, when there are no beds for almost an hour, when there are problems with oxygen – he added.
– I saw how the staff of Warsaw hospitals were doing great (…). In these difficult situations it is the doctors, nurses, staff, paramedics – they save this system from collapse – stated the Mayor of Warsaw.
– This system is on the brink of collapse, I have seen it with my own eyes – said the TVN24 guest.
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