Central field hospital nears capacity as cases rise


THE Central field hospital is nearing capacity following the increased number of cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this in his special national address.

“The central field hospital is already nearly full. It only has a capacity of 56 beds. The total number of positive cases we had in Honiara over the past 3 days is 50”.

“I have been told the numbers of positive cases could be even higher tomorrow. If that is the case, we will not have rooms to put the positive cases into,” Sogavare said.

 He also stressed that the safety of patients at the National Referral hospital is already severely compromised with 6 positive cases in the Emergency department. We cannot use the NRH for any COVID-19 cases.

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