Watch: Lecture hall makes room for field clinic

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A lecture hall at Gateway Building at the University of Malta has been transformed into a ward as an extension to Mater Dei Hospital.

In a statement, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne explained that the Foundation of Medical Services was in charge of carrying out the necessary infrastructural work to make space for 42 new beds.

To date, it is not known whether the University of Malta would be opening its doors to welcome students in the next scholastic year.

Newsbook.com.mt had revealed that earlier this month the health authorities had decided to transform several lecture halls into a field clinic in case the number of patients who have contracted coroanvirus soar.

Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne visited the newly transformed lecture rooms and expressed his satisfaction. He underlined the importance of Malta’s preparation for every possible scenario during the pandemic.

Malta has started easing off restrictive measures which have been implemented to control the virus. The health authorities will assess their impact after three weeks before easing off further measures.

Fearne said that Malta has been preparing as best as it could to face the coronavirus outbreak. He explained that through the latest initiative, Malta is gearing up for when two outbreaks hit at the same time – influenza and coronavirus.

FMS CEO Carmen Ciantar explained that the lecture hall was transformed into a ward in less than two weeks. She thanked the workers for their full cooperation and hard work during these unprecedented times.

If you want to be the first to receive the latest news on the coronavirus in Malta, download the Newsbook APP here.