This is the touching moment doctors disconnect a coronavirus patient from a breathing machine as onlooking health workers applaud the patient’s recovery.
The emotional scene was recorded in the intensive care unit of the San Carlos Clinic Hospital in the Spanish capital Madrid.
In the video, doctors can be seen working to disconnect the tubes of the breathing machine from the patient who they appear to call “Raul”.
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Once the tubs are removed the other healthcare workers in the unit burst into applause.
Esteban Martin, General Surgeon of the Hospital wrote: “Come on! One by one until there will be thousands. Again and again”.
Encarna, a nurse working in the hospital, shared her thoughts about the moment on social media, writing: “Today we had the coronavirus first patient to have their breathing tube removed in the intensive care unit of the clinic hospital. The moment was touching and an injection of hope to keep fighting for this. Thanks for the great work of the professionals of the intensive care unit”.
Reports state the hospital has been treating patients who need breathing assistance for two weeks.
Around 200 professionals are working in three shifts 24 hours per day in the intensive care unit of the clinic hospital, treating the coronavirus patients.
Local media reported that in Spain, 1,785 people are being treated in intensive care units for coronavirus, with 834 of them in Madrid.
There have been 33,089 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain, with 4,517 in the past 24 hours.
There are 10,575 cases confirmed cases in Madrid with 873 in the last 24 hours.
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