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Canada When it comes to ventilators per capita, Ontario's near the bottom

00:16  26 march  2020
00:16  26 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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a hand holding a blue object: Ontario is one of the provinces with the fewest number of ventilators available per 100,00 residents. © Ilustration by Isabelle Plamondon/Radio-Canada Ontario is one of the provinces with the fewest number of ventilators available per 100,00 residents.

Ontario has roughly a dozen ventilators per 100,000 people, putting it near the bottom of Canada's 10 provinces during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for the province's Ministry of Health told Radio-Canada Monday, after several requests, that until recently, Ontario had 1,300 hospital beds equipped with a ventilator. Another 210 beds equipped with ventilators are in its emergency reserve.

The province received 300 more last week, which brings the total to 1,180 beds altogether.

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A ventilator is a machine designed to provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe

But when it comes to prescription drugs, Canadians can at least discover with relative ease what their provincial Ontario has the fewest hospital beds per capita of any province or territory: 2.34 beds for every 1,000 “I told them I wasn’t too happy giving up some care providers who I have come to value.

Given Ontario's population was about 14.7 million at the end of 2019, that works out to about 12 ventilators per 100,000 people.

Quebec, on the other hand, has the highest ratio in the country. The province has approximately 35 ventilators per 100,000 residents.

In typical circumstances, however, about 80 per cent of ventilator capacity is taken up by emergency hospitalizations unrelated to COVID-19.

That means the actual capacity for COVID-19 patients in Ontario is actually closer to two to three ventilators for 100,000 people.

The ratios are based on figures from provincial health departments and ministers released over the last week, up to Monday.

Ventilators help people breathe when they are having trouble doing it on their own. They're especially important now, given that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can seriously affect the lungs.

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This is a list of countries by gross national income per capita in 2018 at nominal values, according to the Atlas method, an indicator of income developed by the World Bank.

Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada' s most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country' s population

The Public Health Agency of Canada says six per cent of the country's confirmed COVID cases have required hospitalization, while two per cent have required intensive care.

A recent study by some of Ontario's leading medical researchers suggested Ontario will run out of intensive care beds and ventilators in late April, even if the province manages to cut last week's infection rates in half.

Private sector help

Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday the government is working hard to make sure Ontario hospitals have enough medical supplies. That includes reaching out to the private sector for help.

His government also said it's allocating medical equipment to hospitals where it's most needed.

But Ontario NDP health critic France Gélinas told Radio-Canada the Ford government's responses are a sign the health-care system is underfunded.

a person standing on a bed: Medical staff members check a ventilator in protective suits inside the Koranyi National Institute of Pulmonology in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday. © Zoltan Balogh/The Associated Press Medical staff members check a ventilator in protective suits inside the Koranyi National Institute of Pulmonology in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday.

"We ask our hospitals to function like superheroes all the time," she said in French. "The government has never invested to keep up with the growth of the population."

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Missouri is the 30th richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of ,936 (2000). Note: Data is from the 2010 United States Census Data and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Not quite likely in the near future. I’ll do some predictions of China’ s GDP and GDP per capita . China’ s gdp of RMB in 2017 was 82.71 trillion. if we assume that China’ s GDP will increase 6.5% every year from 2018 to Conclusion: China’ s gdp per capita (nominal) won’t surpass the US’ s in the near future.

Critical Care Services Ontario, a government body that was formed out of the SARS outbreak, said in a recent report the province set up its ventilator reserve in 2010 with 216 machines — which is actually six more than it has now, a decade later.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario also said in a news release Wednesday the province should buy enough ventilators for the worst-case scenario and sell any it doesn't end up using to other jurisdictions.

As of Wednesday morning, Ontario had 688 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with nine deaths.

Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the province's assistant chief medical officer of health, said that as of Wednesday afternoon, 17 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care units. Fifteen of them are on ventilators.

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