The second phase of the new COVID-19 Field Hospital at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital opens today.
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14 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
A new field hospital providing additional 100 acute beds to care for COVID-19 patients has been opened at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital.
The Hamad Medical Corporation made this announcement on its Twitter account stating that the second phase of the new Field Hospital at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, which provides an additional 100 acute beds to care for COVID-19 patients, opened today.
The new field hospital is a permanent structure made from entirely locally-sourced materials and will provide additional surge capacity for patients in the event of future pandemics for emergencies.
Prior to this as part of the healthcare sector’s measures to boost hospital capacity and meet increasing demand due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Al Wakra Hospital had been designated as a facility to care for COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Abdulla Al Ansari, HMC’s Chief Medical Officer, explained how the Field Hospital will strengthen HMC’s ability to meet increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 second wave. “With the opening of 100 new beds in the second phase of the Field Hospital, 252 beds are now operational to care for COVID-19 patients, with more than 500 patients having already received care in the first phase of the Field Hospital".
" A third phase of the Field Hospital is due to be completed in two weeks’ time and will boost total capacity to 374 beds – the majority of which are single rooms with full oxygen support. This increased capacity will ensure that anyone requiring hospital admission due to COVID-19 will be admitted without delay to receive expert care from our dedicated clinical teams,” he added.