Africa ‘unfortunately’ last in queue for life-saving ventilators amid global shortage

As South African hospitals and healthcare workers brace for a likely avalanche of critically ill Covid-19 patients, they may soon be faced with a disastrous shortage of life-saving ventilators. The grim reality of a global undersupply of ventilators means many who could have been saved by being placed on one, will die. Africa, and by extension South Africa, is not currently on the top of supply lists. Supply chains are focusing on getting machines to the countries that need them most, a representative of a major global brand of ventilators…

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