‘We are stretched to breaking point’: Pulmonologist warns about the dire state of Mississippi hospitals

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Pulmonologist Dr. Ijlal Babar warned about the dire state of health care systems and providers in Mississippi."I'd like the country to know that we are stretched to breaking point, that we need help," said Babar, the Critical Care Director at Singing River Health in Mississippi."We're stretched to capacity right now, our ICU beds are full, we're having to board a significant number of patients in the ER."In Mississippi several schools have already been forced to switch to remote learning as Covid cases and hospitalizations surge across the state. Average daily cases are up 45% over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins, while hospitalizations are up 40% over the same time period, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. State officials asked the Biden administration to send a military hospital ship to take pressure off the overwhelmed health care system. Babar told "The News with Shepard Smith" that he's seeing more younger patients compared to
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