D.C. Fire Officials Address Recent Ambulance Response Issues

first_imgD.C. Firefighters Transport Stroke Victim in Fire Engine During the news conference, officials say the mutual aid system worked. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander added that when the call came in, 10 ambulances were out of services. He explained a couple were making calls, and some were restocking. Quander said at least three units may have gone out of service in an inappropriate manner. Exact numbers were not given. Quander explained that he is working to identify any issues and make improvements. Officials also addressed the recent transport of a stroke patient. On Thursday night, a stroke patient was rushed to the hospital on a fire truck, but Councilmember Tommy Wells said that incident so far appears unconnected to any ambulance shortage. Officials at the press conference explained a fire truck was used because it was the best option for transport. Firefighter union president Ed Smith said the department needs more personnel and equipment. D.C. Police, Firefighters Unions Outraged after Ambulance Waitcenter_img WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) – District of Columbia public safety officials held a news conference Friday to discuss concerns over ambulance response times. Tuesday night, Prince George’s County emergency crews had to respond to an injured D.C. police officer because no ambulances were available to respond.last_img read more

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WHO: Sick health workers were exposed to coronavirus patients

first_imgMay 15, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed today that two healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia who are sick with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) had been exposed to infected patients, marking the first time the virus apparently followed that pathway.The two health workers, whose cases were first announced yesterday by the Saudi government, are a 45-year-old man in critical condition and a 43-year-old woman in stable condition, the WHO said.The two cases increase the size of a hospital-centered nCoV cluster in the country to 21 illnesses, with 9 deaths, the WHO reported. Media reports have tied the cluster to the Al Moosa General Hospital in Hofuf, Eastern province.”Although health care associated transmission has been observed before with nCoV (in Jordan in April 2012), this is the first time health care workers have been diagnosed with nCoV infection after exposure to patients,” the WHO said. “Health care facilities that provide care for patients with suspected nCoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients and health care workers.”The infected male health worker got sick on May 2, and the woman fell ill on May 8, the agency said. It also noted that the woman has a coexisting health condition, but didn’t say what it was.The statement did not give any details about the two workers’ roles, degree of contact with nCoV patients, use of infection prevention precautions, or whether they had contact with patients other than nCoV patients in the days before they fell ill.Another hospital case cluster emerged recently in France, where a patient tested positive for nCoV after sharing a hospital room with the country’s first case-patient in late April. News reports said a doctor and a nurse who had possible exposure to the first nCoV patient got sick and were tested for the virus, but only the roommate tested positive.The WHO’s count of nCoV cases stands at 40, with 20 deaths, the same numbers as reported in the media yesterday.In other developments, a panel of experts published its formal recommendation that nCoV be known henceforward as “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The recommendation from the Coronavirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses was first reported in a ScienceInsider news story on May 6.So far the virus has been called by a variety of names. The study group, which includes researchers who discovered and characterized the virus, published its paper today in the Journal of Virology.The proposed name “is endorsed by the discoverers of the virus and other researchers that pioneered MERS-CoV studies, by the World Health Organization and by the Saudi Ministry of Health,” the article says. “We strongly recommend the use of this name in scientific and other publications.”Meanwhile, Arab News reported today that the Saudi government has hired US and Canadian experts to help battle the novel virus. The story didn’t identify the experts.And yesterday the Canadian Press reported that Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg has obtained a sample of nCoV and will use it to assess diagnostic tests being used in the country.Frank Plummer, PhD, scientific director of the lab, said the sample was obtained from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which first identified the virus last June in a sample from a Saudi man who had died of a mysterious illness, the story said.The Winnipeg lab has already made diagnostic tests by using the virus’s genetic sequence, but having an actual isolate will enable scientists to start developing a serologic test to look for evidence of past infection with the virus, Plummer said.See also: May 15 WHO statementMay 15 J Virol articleMay 6 CIDRAP News story noting recommended name for nCoVMay 15 Arab News storyMay 14 Canadian Press storylast_img read more

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“It’s what I’ve been crying out for” – Wolves player on…

first_imgBut despite the loss, the player seems happy for his time at the national team, and claimed that his good form in Europe should help him with that.Speaking to the local press, Jimenez made it clear that the sequence he’s been having for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side is all he wanted at this stage of his career.“It’s what I’ve been crying out for three or four years now that I’m in Europe, I think I’m doing things right there with the team and I want to continue moving it when I come here. They have given me continuity, I have to comply, keep doing things and respond to that confidence,” said Jimenez (via Medio Tempo).Embed from Getty ImagesThe striker has also talked about the dispute for a place in the team, and the squad’s evolution under a new manager after the World Cup.“We are starting this process, I raise my hand to be here and I have to demonstrate it with the team and here in the national side.”“There is a better understanding, most of us were here last month and now, we are understanding ourselves better, we are leaving with a win and a defeat and with many teachings.”Jimenez now returns to Wolverhampton, as they face Watford at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League. Nuno may decide to start his striker on the bench, given the long trip back from national duty, and that the match against Chile only finished around breakfast time on Wednesday.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez featured in Mexico’s friendly match against Chile in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which El Tri ended up losing to La Roja 1-0.last_img read more

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