Published: 2021-03-20 11:38
Last Updated: 2021-09-26 02:52
Saturday, the director of Prince Hamza Hospital Majid Nsair announced that the occupancy rate in the hospital has reached 75 percent.
Nsair added that the hospital has 427 beds designated to treat COVID-19 patients.
Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh Thursday said that Jordan is currently at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, as the occupancy rates in hospitals have increased in 'a worrying way.' He added that had it not been for the establishment of field hospitals, our situation would have been 'very bad' in terms of hospital capacity.
He indicated that hospitals in Amman, Balqa, Zarqa and Madaba are overwhelmed and the occupancy rate in them is higher than the national average. He pointed out that the COVID-19 situation in the central region is 'difficult', especially as the rate of hospital admissions continues to exceed discharges and recoveries.
He pointed out that the occupancy rate at a national level is still reasonable and under control. He noted that the national health system can deal with the steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, which have mostly been of the mutated variant discovered in the UK.