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Posted On: 14 May 2020 09:58 am
Updated On: 14 May 2020 01:18 pm

Ministry of Public Health opens field hospital at Al Sheehaniya

Binu Cherian
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Providing the best care for COVID-19 recovered male patients, the Ministry of Public Health opened a new field hospital with 504 beds, all single rooms, at Al Sheehaniya.

"The Labseer military field hospital located near Al Sheehaniya- Dukhan Road has started receiving patients," said Dr Abdullah al-Naimi, clinical lead of the hospital on Wednesday.

The facility, built-in two weeks time, already has about 100 patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

"The hospital is a collaboration between the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Health. The Ministry of Defence proposed this place to build a field hospital to manage and support COVID-19 cases in the country. We evaluated the place just three weeks ago and found it quite suitable."

Hamad Medical Corporation released a video of the hospital on their Twitter handle:

"This complex consists of an administration building and two main buildings meant for the recovered patients. Each building has 252 beds. They are all completely private rooms with attached toilets. Now we have COVID-19 treatment hospitals and non-COVID-19 hospitals. Four big hospitals have been designated exclusively for treating COVID -19 cases. In addition, we have facilities such as these around the country that help COVID-19 recovered patients," he continued.

There are about 70 medical staff working at the hospital including 20 doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff.

"When COVID-19 patients are discharged from a hospital, they go home and stay in quarantine. There might be some patients who need some more time to recover fully and they are directed to this place. In such cases, many of them will complete the fourteen days of quarantine here before they head for their places," noted Dr al-Naimi.

Dr. Abdullah al-Naimi. confirmed that the health teams, under the direct guidance and follow-up of H.E. Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, are working with their best efforts to combat the pandemic of the COVID 19 and protect society.

Labseer field hospital is the second facility of its kind opened in Qatar recently.

Source: QNA

Image credit: HMC