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The physicians of the University General Hospital of Heraklion “PAGNI” where the Archbishop of Crete has been admitted to issued a new bulletin on his medical state.
According to the new bulletin issued by the Administration of the Hospital, Archbishop Eirinaios “is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the University General Hospital of Heraklion from 09/27/2020 for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure.
He is intubated with mechanical respiratory support, fever-free and hemodynamically stable.
His medical state is critical but stable due to his age.
The outpatient examination continues.”
It is reminded that Archbishop Eirinaios of Crete reacted positively after his intubation to the ICU of University General Hospital of Heraklion “PAGNI.”
According to the statements of the hospital administrator, Georgios Chalkiadakis, “the Archbishop’s medical condition after the intubation is stable.
“Archbishop Eirinaios is hemodynamically stable,” the administrator of PAGNI stated on CRETE TV and added that “the reaction of the Archbishop is satisfactory and this gives us optimism.”
As reported by neakriti.gr, he explained, however, that “he is intubated. He has no contact with the environment. He is on medication. He is sedated and ventilated.” However, according to George Chalkiadakis, “the fact that he reacted very well to the ventilator is a sign that gives us optimism.”
The PAGNI administrator also spoke of “acute respiratory failure.” “This is a very serious condition. The fact that he reacted positively upon receiving the ventilator is a good sign. However, his general condition remains critical,” explained the administrator of the University Hospital of Heraklion.
The Archbishop of Crete was rushed to the PAGNI Emergency Room on Sunday morning as he had difficulty breathing normally.
The COVID-19 test he underwent was negative.