(Beaver Dam) Congressman Glenn Grothman would like to see the safe reopening of Wisconsin hospitals and medical facilities to elective surgeries and other non-essential procedures. He feels the projections as to how many beds would be needed for the COVID-19 outbreak were way off. He says currently the average hospital in Wisconsin has under three COVID-19 patients with many having just one or even none. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Grothman said many people are not able to receive lifesaving medical treatments such as getting heart stents, replacing a heart valve or diagnostic testing. Grothman encourages hospitals to begin opening up and start offering non-essential services which he notes in some instances are essential. Within the last week, Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam and the Waupun Hospital announced that they will be performing limited amount of elective surgeries and procedures.
Interview with Glenn Grothman begins at the 16:50 mark.