Eastern Cape state-owned facilities to be converted into hospitals
7 de julio de 2020, 16:26Pretoria, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Eighteen state-run facilities in the southern province of Eastern Cape, in South Africa, will be converted into field hospitals to fight the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in the province.
'We have made the decision to convert 18 state-run facilities like schools, hostels, museums, nursing colleges and training centers in all the districts and metropolitan municipal areas of our province into field hospitals to give us additional 2080 beds,' according to Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane.
'This includes 280 ICU beds (...) we plan to have these field hospital ready very soon, so that we are able to accommodate more people who will need hospitalization,' explains Mabuyane.
According to health authorities, the province currently has the third highest number of infections in the country with more than 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 528 deaths.
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