Distressing footage of doctors screaming

Distressing videos have emerged showing medical staff breaking down screaming and crying after trying to battle the killer coronavirus without sleep.

The footage was reportedly filmed inside a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus that been under quarantine since last Thursday, The Sun reports.

In one video a woman in a white medical coat is seen clutching her chest as she screams "I can't stand this anymore".

This footage reportedly taken in Wuhan shows a female medic in a white coat clutching her chest and screaming. Picture: Supplied
This footage reportedly taken in Wuhan shows a female medic in a white coat clutching her chest and screaming. Picture: Supplied

Colleagues try to console the distressed woman while wearing medical masks.

In another video, a doctor is seen having an emotional breakdown over the lack of resources in the hospital.

He can be seen in a full-body hazmat suit, face mask and goggles becoming upset over the lack of beds for the patients on the floor.

The doctor is heard saying: "No I don't need more doctors, I already have doctors, the problem is there's no more beds available."

His colleagues try to comfort him but he grows increasingly stressed.

The coronavirus has killed at least 81 people and infected more than 2700 globally. In Australia, a fifth case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed with a 21-year-old Chinese student diagnosed.

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This footage is said to have been filmed from a hospital in Wuhan and shows a doctor having an emotional breakdown over the lack of hospital resources.
This footage is said to have been filmed from a hospital in Wuhan and shows a doctor having an emotional breakdown over the lack of hospital resources.

WUHAN UNDER QUARANTINE

Wuhan is under quarantine with air and rail departures suspended and roads closed.

Chinese soldiers wearing medical masks were deployed on Monday to the epicentre of the outbreak.

Footage showed troops unloading supplies from the back of a jet in Wuhan.

It is understood that the city was receiving a massive delivery of 14,000 hazmat suit, 110,000 pairs of gloves as well as masks and goggles.

Ma Xiaowei, China's health minister, said on Monday China was entering a "crucial stage" as "it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger".

Authorities in Wuhan are now racing to build two separate hospitals - one with 1000 beds and another with 1300 - to help cope with the outbreak.

 

Images from state TV show the country's army unloading medical supplies. Picture: Reuters
Images from state TV show the country's army unloading medical supplies. Picture: Reuters

Other videos reportedly filmed by medical staff in Wuhan have circulated online showing the dire conditions inside the "ground zero" hospitals.

Overworked staff at Wuhan hospitals have made desperate pleas online for more medical supplies and claimed tens of thousands are infected.

"At this moment, Hubei province, including Wuhan area, even China, 90,000 people have been infected by coronavirus," one nurse said.

 

The unnamed woman has claimed the number of people infected is 90,000.
The unnamed woman has claimed the number of people infected is 90,000.

ON LOCKDOWN

Distressing video and photos reportedly from Wuhan show the difficult conditions staff are working in.

One disturbing video is said to show the shocking moment a coronavirus victim is seen "fitting" uncontrollably on a hospital trolley.

On the 15-second footage, being circulated on Twitter, a woman can be seen holding the head of a patient who is hidden under a blanket.

Others wearing protective masks can be seen looking on in horror as the unseen person shakes and writhes violently from head-to-toe.

Coronavirus can cause seizures and convulsions among some feverish sufferers.

One unverified video reportedly filmed by a nurse in a Wuhan hospital appears to show overcrowded hallways and staff in fully-protective body suits allegedly stepping over three dead bodies.

 

The shaking patient was captured on film on a grubby looking hospital stretcher. Picture: Supplied
The shaking patient was captured on film on a grubby looking hospital stretcher. Picture: Supplied

Overworked medical staff are also wearing diapers because they don't have time to use the toilet and others do so because they fear ripping off their hazmat suits when supplies are already so low, the Washington Post reported.

People in Wuhan have been banned from travelling as hundreds of Brits remain stranded in the Chinese city.

Officials have told all countries its lockdown will not be lifted for repatriation flights, a Foreign Office source revealed.

 

Staff at a Wuhan hospital are wearing adult diapers under their hazmat suits, it has been reported. Picture: AP
Staff at a Wuhan hospital are wearing adult diapers under their hazmat suits, it has been reported. Picture: AP

Dr Yvonne Griffiths, 71, a lecturer visiting China on behalf of Birmingham University, said: "Wuhan has changed completely in the last few days.

"Roads are deserted. In the supermarket everybody is wearing a mask. In the hotel, where we are, everyone is wearing a mask.

"We have no news when the airport will re-open. There's no information coming from any source - so that's a concern."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

A colleague in a medical mask tries to comfort the woman as she wipes her tears with a tissue. Picture: Supplied
A colleague in a medical mask tries to comfort the woman as she wipes her tears with a tissue. Picture: Supplied

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