Govt to build a new hospital in the coming weeks; call for medical staff issued

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff in a protective suit treats a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona
FILE PHOTO: Medical staff in a protective suit treats a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo/File Photo

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The government has issued a call for the purchase and installation of a modular extendable panel negative-pressure field hospital. The Ministry for Health said that the hospital will have to be installed with all the medical equipment needed to treat patients.

This hospital is expected to accommodate more than 90 patients and medics.

In the call issued, the government is insisting that applicants should have at least 3 years experience in building pre-fabricated hospitals.

On Tuesday, during a press conference addressed by the Superintendent for Public Health, Prof, Charmaine Gauci confirmed that the hospital will cater for coronavirus patients.

Prof.Gauci also said that the government has not yet identified the area where to build this new hospital but ideally has to be close to Mater Dei Hospital.

In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne posted on Facebook that a call has been issued for doctors, dentists, nurses and Allied Health Professionals, to contribute to the coronavirus situation.

The call was issued by the Foundation for Medical Services, FMS.

Tuesday 24th March
Three new cases reported

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