The Ministry Of Public Health (MOPH) announced that Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital (HMGH) has been designated as a coronavirus treatment facility from 30th March 2020, enabling HMC to provide high-quality care for patients with coronavirus in one single facility.
MOPH said that patients experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of coronavirus will be admitted to HMGH where they will receive treatment to manage their symptoms while being closely monitored.
“The rapid transformation of HMGH into a COVID-19 treatment facility is an example of the healthcare sector’s proactive approach to confronting this pandemic. Right from the onset, we have acted quickly and decisively and put measures in place without delay. This is exactly what is needed to combat such a fast-moving virus as COVID-19. I am proud of the efforts of the front-line team involved in getting HMGH operationally ready to provide high-quality care to patients with COVID-19,” said a representative from MOPH.
MOPH said that the conversion of HMGH into a coronavirus treatment facility means the hospital can now provide a total of 147 beds (42 intensive care beds and 105 inpatient beds) to treat patients with coronavirus, and the capacity will increase to 471 beds (221 intensive care beds and 250 inpatient beds) as well as provide a dedicated ‘Coronavirus Emergency Department’ with the capacity of 150 beds, should it be needed in the future.
All ambulatory services at HMGH have been temporarily suspended until further notice. The hospital’s Emergency Department remains open as normal to treat life-threatening emergency medical conditions.
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