11 covid-19 patients to field hospital

Cubicles inside the field hospital. Photo by Mavis Nishimura Podokolo
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ELEVEN covid-19 patients will be shifted to the newly launched field hospital at the Multipurpose Hall sometime this week so improvements can be done at the isolation unit, NRH.

Pauline McNeil Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services at the Covid-19 talk back show held yesterday.

“Sometime later this week the 11 patients at the NRH will transit to the new field hospital so we can make way for the isolation facilities at the NRH to make other improvements on the existing ones as well as the re modelling of the TB ward where Peoples Republic of China (PRC) will support the national government,” said Mrs McNeil.

She said last week they have signed off an exchange of note with Peoples Republic of China for this purpose is to remodel the existing Tuberculosis ward TB into isolation unit.

“We also signed an exchanged note of an amount of USD$150,000. which will go towards the improvement of the TB ward,” said McNeil.

She said the health Ministry do not wish to accommodate the covid-19 patients at the NRH unless they are critical or severe cases where need additional attention.

“We don’t want to mix them with patients who have other conditions, if it happens the virus slips by it will aggravate their conditions hence the reason why we need to separate them,” said McNeil.