A specialised COVID-19 medical centre was opened today at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).
Supreme Council for Health (SCH) President and Head of the National Medical Taskforce For Combating COVID-19, Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, inaugurated the hub which will follow-up on light and medium coronavirus cases.
He paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his support, extending thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister for his constant follow-up on the Team Bahrain’s national efforts.
The centre includes eight stations for initial classification, eight for registration, six for nursing, 16 medical clinics, seven treatment rooms, seven follow-up rooms and stations for granting follow-up appointments.
There are also radiology equipment and stations for recording short stays for cases that need observation, as more than 80 beds have been allocated for follow-up and observation.
The facility, which was set up in a record five working days, has been provided with two ambulances to shift emergency cases that require transfer to hospitals and intensive care units.
The task of following up on existing cases in the centre has been assigned to an integrated medical staff, specialised primary and secondary care teams, nursing staff and a number of administrators and technicians.
Shaikh Mohammed visited various facilities and departments designated for care and treatment at the new medical centre, praising the effort exerted by various stakeholders in Bahrain with the aim of curbing the spread of the pandemic.
He lauded medical and health front-liners for their sincere efforts.
“Bahrain is firmly determined to brave all challenges and combat the pandemic to curb infections”, he said, adding that all resources and capabilities will be harnessed to ensure the safety of citizens and residents.
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