Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced the designation of Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital as a facility for treating coronavirus patients, with the aim of providing high-quality care for such patients in an integrated facility.

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari said that the rapid transformation of Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital into a facility for treating coronavirus patients is an example of the proactive approach in the healthcare sector in the face of this epidemic.

She added that the ministry started to move quickly from the beginning and worked to set standards through decisions without any delay, "and this is exactly what we need to address the rapidly spreading coronavirus".

HE the Minister expressed pride at the efforts made by everyone to equip Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital to act as a facility to provide high-quality care to Covid-19 patients.

Patients infected with coronavirus and having moderate to severe symptoms will be admitted to Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital , where they will receive the necessary treatment while they are under constant surveillance.

For his part, the Head of the Health System Committee for Accident Control to confront Covid-19 Dr Saad al-Kaabi said that this decision is part of the pre-emptive plan that the healthcare sector is implementing to ensure that any possible increase in the number of Covid-19 patients is managed.

He pointed out that Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital was specifically chosen to treat Covid-19 patients because the hospital will provide a modern and advanced environment for the treatment of patients, both men and women of all nationalities.

Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital has 147 beds, including 42 intensive care beds and 105 inpatient beds.

The hospital's capacity can be increased to 471 beds (221 beds for intensive care and 250 beds for inpatients). If needed in the future, it can also provide a Covid-19 emergency department with a capacity of 150 beds.

All daily services at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital have been temporarily suspended until further notice, while the emergency department remains open as usual.