‘Mr Wang has waited all year to take his father, who suffers from a chronic kidney disease, to see a doctor, which was impossible during lockdowns in Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic.
Within a week of Wuhan loosening restrictions, Mr Wang called for an ambulance to rush his father to hospital, but now fears it’s too late – his health has deteriorated significantly due to infection complications from at-home dialysis.
“He is going to die because he had to wait so long,” he told the Telegraph. “It’s due to the coronavirus epidemic – if we could have seen a doctor earlier, this wouldn’t be a problem.”
Patients like Mr Wang’s father are flooding hospitals in Wuhan, even as China says coronavirus infections that cause a disease known as Covid-19 are subsiding.’