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Senegalese doctors, cemetery workers battle COVID-19 surge

Senegalese doctors, cemetery workers battle COVID-19 surge

NGOUDA DIONE and COOPER INVEEN AT Dalal Jamm hospital in Dakar, only the whooshing sound of a ventilator and beeps from a monitor indicated that the pregnant COVID-19 patient in the intensive care bed was still alive. A few cubicles down, another woman was on oxygen after giving birth while sick with the coronavirus as a third wave threatened to overwhelm Senegal's hospitals and some of its cemeteries. "As soon as one leaves intensive care, either discharged or sadly dead, our treatment centre suggests another patient," said Doctor Khady Fall, standing in the ward in full PPE. "We are emotionally…
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