New Mexico hospitals fight pressure to vaccinate young people
SANTA FE, NM (AP) – Hospitals in northwest New Mexico grappled with an increase in coronavirus cases on Wednesday that left only a handful of intensive care beds available and led to rationing care.
State health officials said New Mexico’s healthcare system overall remains heavily affected by high rates of hospitalizations linked to COVID-19. Hospitals in the state only had eight intensive care beds available on Wednesday, making it more difficult to deal with health emergencies such as heart attacks, said David Scrase, the top health official at the hospital. ‘State.