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Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ Obzrvr vy on guvnmntfełr in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 29 March 2020)

A pandemic wz olwz gwñ t pt ɖ hlʈsistm undr stren, bt Britn wz wǒf̣li unredi

Súnde, 29 Marć 2020

Last wīc bròt ɖ trajic nyz v ɖ frst medicl pṛfeśnlz t fōl victim t Britn’z c’roṇvîṛs eṗdemic. Dr. Hbīb Zaīdi wz a cḿṇti JP in Esix hu daid fṛm sspctd Covid-19 simtmz last Wenzde. Dr. Adil El Tîar wz a Lundn-best orgntransplant srjn hu b’livd h cntractd ɖ ilnis ẃl wrcñ in hospitlz in ɖ Wst Midḷndz. Ɖr wl vri lîcli b mor doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf hu olso lūz ɖer lîvz az a rzult v ɖer criticl wrc in trītñ peśnts wɖ ɖ vîṛs. It z an apōlñ rmîndr ɖt, evri de, NHS n sośl-cer staf r ptñ ɖer ǒn livz at risc in ordr t sev ɖ lîvz v uɖrz.

In rīsnt dez, ɖ ef̣t t ramp p ɖ NHS’z criticl-cer cpaṣti hz bn increḍbl. Wrc z wel undr we t bild a ny hospitl at Lundn’z Xel sntr: fṛm nxt wīc, NHS Nîtñgel wl pṛvîd 500 bedz, wɖ spes t xpand t 4,000; an increḍbl 27-fold incris in ɖ capitl’z criticl-cer bedz. Similr hospitl xpanśnprogramz r gtñ undr we in Brmñm n Manćestr.

It wl, hvr, tec an imns hymn ef̣t fṛm doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf t cīp ɖ NHS on its fīt. Medicl pṛfeśnlz wl b draftd in fṛm arnd ɖ cuntri t staf ɖz xtra bedz; mni wl liv on sait n wrc fizicli n imośṇli xōstñ śifts in bérli tolṛbl cndiśnz. P n dǎn ɖ cuntri, doctrz n nrsz hv sd gdbî t ɖer nirist n dirist, muvñ ǎt v ɖer faṃlihomz, or r sndñ ćildṛn t liv wɖ reḷtivz, ptnṣ́li fr munʈs, in ordr t avôd ptñ ɖm at risc. It z utrli ō-inspîrñ, n w s’lūt ɖer dedceśn t srvis. It wl nt b fgotn.

Bt ɖ dedceśn v medicl pṛfeśnlz contrasts śarpli wɖ ɖ lac v guvnmntpriperidnis – fr xampl in pṛkrñ xtra stocs v vnṭletrz, prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt (PPI) n vîṛs-tstñ cits. It śd hv bn clir fṛm ɖ evidns cmñ ǎt v Ćîna fṛm Febrri onẉdz ɖt ɖ riscs v a globl pandemic, rqîrñ sgnificnt adiśnl medicl rzorsz, wr vri hî indd.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt

Yt it wz onli tū wīcs ago ɖt ɖ hlʈministr, Mát Hancoc, iśùd a public cōl fr cumṗniz t contact ɖ guvnmnt n asist in vnṭletrpṛdux́n. Sins ɖen, xtrimli wuriyñ dītelz hv imrjd ɖt sjst ɖr wz a lac v pṛkrmntcompitns wɖn ɖ guvnmnt. Britn hz nt tecn part in a YY jônt-pṛkrmnt scīm fr vnṭletrz, ẃć cd hv yzd ɖ blóc’s c’lectiv prć̣sñpǎr t incris ɖ stoc v vnṭletrz ɖt ɖ NHS hz axes t.

At frst, guvnmntsorsz clemd ɖ YC dsîdd nt t ptiṣpet bcz w r no longr a membr v ɖ YY, n ɖt ɖ YC wz “mcñ its ǒn ef̣ts” t sors xtra vnṭletrz. Ɖen w wr tld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt hd axdnṭli míst ɖ dedlîn; ɖs wz pt dǎn t “an iniśl cḿṇceśnprobḷm”. Bt Bruslz pubḷcli anǎnst planz fr a jônt pṛkrmntproses – wîdli rportd in ɖ pres – wīcs ago, n it hz md clir ɖt YC repriznttivz wr preznt at mītñz ẃr jônt pṛkrmnt wz dscust.

Ɖs oṿsît dz nʈñ t ale firz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt me hv pást p on ɖ oṗtyṇti t tec part in a YY iniṣ́tiv t pṛkr lîf-sevñ iqipmnt fr îdịlojicl rīznz. Morovr, xistñ vnṭletrmańfacćrrz in ɖ YC se ɖt, dspt cntactñ ɖ guvnmnt wɖ ofrz t ramp p ɖer pṛdux́n, ɖe hv hd litl rspons. Wn cumṗni, D’rect Axes, cntactd ɖ Dpartmnt fr Biznis aftr sorsñ 5,000 vnṭletrz bt hŕd nʈñ bac, n aftr a fy dez ɖ s’plîz wr d’rectd elsẃr. Anɖr s’playr, MEC Medicl, olso sd ɖ guvnmnt feld t rspond t its ofrz t xpand vnṭletrpṛdux́n.

Ɖr r olso iśuz ovr ɖ aveḷbiḷti v PPI. Last wīc it imrjd ɖt in 2016 ɖ Dpartmnt v Hlʈ rjctd xprt’dvîs t incris PPI stocpîlz agnst ɖ risc v an influenẓpandemic on ɖ grǎndz v cost. Ɖs dsiźn hz hd consiqnsz: medicl pṛfeśnlz cntiny t rport ɖt ɖr r stl śorṭjz v iqipmnt at ɖ fruntlîn. Sm NHS trusts hv bn ascñ scūlz t dnet saynsgoglz; n sm doctrz rport ɖt ɖe hv sorst n peid fr ɖer ǒn pṛtctiv mascs. Staf rmen cnsrnd ɖt ɖ rīzn ɖt ɖ YC advîs on pṛtctiv iqipmnt dvrjz fṛm ɖt v ɖ Wrld Hlʈ-Orġnîześn in sm instnsz z t prizrv liṃtd s’plîz, rɖr ɖn set ǎt bst practis.

Ɖs z ɖ sîn v a hlʈsistm ɖt hz bn pt undr xtrim preśr bî inadiqt levlz v fundñ sins 2010. A pandemic v ɖs sort wd olwz ples intolṛbl stren on ɖ NHS. Bt its impact wl b wrs az a rzult v a deced v unḍfundñ ɖt hz left hospitl bed-okpnsi rets reğlrli xidñ sef levlz; ilectiv oṗreśnz cansld dy t cpaṣti-iśuz; criticl-cer cpaṣti at lowr levlz ɖn most Yṛpiyn cuntriz; n a stafñcrîsis ɖt hz dplitd ɖ mral v fruntlîn staf.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt t ɖs sort v xtrordnri crîsis ɖn wn ɖt hz a litl briɖñrūm. Ɖr wl b uņesṣri n avôḍbl deʈs az a rzult. Tde, w śd aplōd ɖ xtrordnri ef̣ts biyñ md bî mni acrs guvnmnt t redi ɖ NHS fr ɖ sūnāmi ɖt z abt t hit it. Bt ɖ tîm wl cm t hold acǎntbl ɖoz poḷtiśnz hu wr so cīn t wīld uņesṣri bujitcuts az a baj v ɖer Cnsrvtiv cṛdnślz, ẃl peyñ litl hīd t ɖ consiqnsz v ɖer ax́nz.

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