Thursday 24 September 2020

MoH expands capacity of COVID-19 isolation

MANAMA, May 13, 2020

The Bahrain Ministry of Health has announced that it has expanded the capacity of its isolation and quarantine treatment centres across the kingdom.
In line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh noted that the capacity at isolation centres now stands at 4,257 beds of which 3,218 are currently occupied, and 5,489 beds at quarantine centres, of which 533 are occupied. 
The Minister added that the ministry is following a comprehensive national plan initiated by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is continually reviewed and modified based on COVID-19 developments.
The Minister emphasised that the national efforts undertaken by Team Bahrain, led by HRH the Crown Prince, ensures that the health of citizens and residents continues to be the top priority of all wide-ranging medical efforts. 
The Minister further emphasised that the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), along with all other relevant authorities, are committed to combating the virus and protecting the health and wellbeing of the community.
On this note, the Minister underscored the importance of continuing to follow all precautionary guidelines and measures to facilitate ongoing efforts to combat the virus and contain viral transmission amongst the community. 
The Minister noted that reckless non-compliance of health guidelines has resulted in viral transmission amongst family members and work colleagues.
The Minister concluded by emphasising that personal and social responsibility is needed across the kingdom’s community to support national efforts to combat COVID-19, calling on all citizens and residents to vigilantly and responsibly follow all health guidelines and only go out in public when necessary. -- Tradearabia News Service


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