Madagascar’s health ministry has sent out an urgent request for help to partner agencies and health institutions as Covid-19 cases increase.
“The Ministry of Health indicated that the Covid-19 epidemic has in recent weeks evolved in a very critical fashion in Madagascar with significant outbreaks in some regions, particularly the capital, Antananarivo,” the Actu Orange website reports.
There have been reports that public hospitals in Madagascar are at full capacity and will only admit severe cases of Covid-19.
The island nation currently has about 7,000 Covid-19 cases.
President Andry Rajoelina early this month reimposed a lockdown on the capital following a rise in cases. Madagascar pleads for COVID-19 Support
Public hospitals in Madagascar said they’ve reached full capacity and will only accept patients with the most severe forms of Covid-19 as cases surge in the Indian Ocean island nation.
President Andry Rajoelina earlier this month reimposed a lockdown on the country’s central region until July 26 as the five public hospitals in the capital, Antananarivo, announced they could no longer cope with the influx of patients.