Corona will increase the number of deaths from the disease in the future: WHO warns - Newztezz Online


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Corona will increase the number of deaths from the disease in the future: WHO warns

Corona virus has killed millions of people worldwide. 
Covid-19 has also had an impact on cancer treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about this. Treatment of many people in Europe has been delayed due to a lockdown caused by the corona virus epidemic in 2020. As a result, many people will be treated when the disease progresses to the next stage or to a stage that has become difficult to treat. Which will increase the chances of their death.

The number of people dying from cancer will increase

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Hans Klu, Regional Director of the WHO in Europe, said that the ban on travel and the increased pressure on the health system due to the fight against Covid-19 had disrupted cancer services across Europe. Significant delays in diagnosis and treatment will also have a direct impact on the treatment of thousands of cancer patients and their chances of survival. Many patients will die of cancer in the coming years, with breast and bowel cancer patients at higher risk as many of their screening appointments were canceled.

Hospitals were overflowing with Corona patients

The first lockdown in 2020 shut down everything in Europe except emergency treatment and urgent appointments. At the time, hospitals were overflowing with Corona patients. It took months for the UK's National Health Service to return to normal and during this time many people were waiting for their normal operation. Thousands of people could not be scanned and could not even be diagnosed with the disease.

Decreases in hospital deaths, more deaths at home

Non-covid mortality in hospitals in England was lower than last year while the number of people dying at home has increased. Experts say people avoided going to hospitals which has led to an increase in the number of people dying at home. Macmillan Cancer Support said the number of people who went to see a cancer specialist between March and November 2020 also saw a decline compared to 2019.

No comments:

Post a Comment