April 13 could be toughest day for NHS in fight against coronavirus, says GP

Dr Stephen Maggs: April 13 may be “toughest day” for NHS

In the UK, the Telegraph reports of a General Practicioner (GP) from Scotland, Dr Stephen Maggs, who says that April 13 could be the ‘toughest day’ for the country’s National Health Service (NHS):

Dr Stephen Maggs, a General Practitioner in Scotland, has told The Telegraph the NHS needs to increase its ventilator capacity to cope with the incoming surge in demand of the coming weeks.

The UK is forecast to be only weeks behind Italy in the spread of coronavirus, as medical practices around the country ramp up efforts to deal with the planned increase in demand

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