U.S. Hospital stops childbirth after departure staff to obtain mandatory vaccine

A hospital in the US state of New York says it will temporarily shut down childbirth assistance in two weeks. This is linked to the many staff of the maternity care section who resigned due to compulsory vaccination.

Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville locality stops from September 24, reports US media including The New York Post. โ€œNo labour means no labour,โ€ said the newspaper.

The hospitals director Gerald Cayer said at a press conference that seven department employees have already resigned and another seven have yet to make a decision on whether or not vaccine. Vaccination becomes mandatory in large areas of healthcare in the United States. In this case, it is a mandate from the then Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A total of thirty employees resigned. Cayer tries to stay optimistic. โ€œIf we pause our care now and focus on recruiting new nurses who have been vaccinated, we can reboot the delivery later.โ€

27% of staff have not yet been vaccinated at the hospital. Cayer hopes that a large part still opts for vaccination and calls the obligation a challenge. โ€œIts just a crazy time,โ€ he tells the Daily Times. โ€œIts not just with us. In rural areas, hospitals are really puzzling how to make this workable.โ€