(CNN)Dr. Nitesh Paryani, a third-generation radiation oncologist in Tampa, Florida, recently was forced to make a decision that he says he and his family have never had to make in 60 years of treating patients.
A nearby hospital was working to transfer a cancer patient to a location that had adequate treatment options. Paryani said he regularly accepts such patients, but for the first time, could not do so due to the number of those sick from Covid-19.
“We just didn’t have a bed. There was simply no room in the hospital to treat the patient,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview Wednesday.
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