'Doctors Without Borders' allocates third of beds in Al-Mouwasat Hospital for COVID-19 patients

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-08 11:58

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 21:03


'Doctors Without Borders' allocates third of beds in Al-Mouwasat Hospital for COVID-19 patients
'Doctors Without Borders' allocates third of beds in Al-Mouwasat Hospital for COVID-19 patients

Thursday, the 'Doctors Without Borders' organization designated a 30-bed department in Al-Mouwasat Hospital, Amman to COVID-19 patients in support of field hospitals in light of the surge of infections. These beds amount to a third of the hospitals total bed capacity.

The hospital director, Yahya Qaleqla, said that since the beginning of the pandemic, the organization has consistently supported health efforts by allocating departments to treat coronavirus patients, and providing technical training to Ministry of Health staff in the field of mental health, physical therapy, infection prevention and control.

Since the allocation of a department for COVID-19 patients, Qaleqla indicated that the organization has received about 70 cases since March, who were transferred by the Ministry of Health, pointing out that there are 20 patients in recovery beds.

He stressed that all services provided to the infected are free of charge.

For his part, the organization's surgical coordinator, Bashir Al-Samarrai, said that the organization has allocated 85 employees to the coronavirus department at Al-Mouwasat Hospital, including a doctor, a nurse, a therapist, and a pharmacist, who provide health care in all its forms to COVID-19 patients,  including psychological treatment and physical and moral rehabilitation.

Notably, 'Doctors Without Borders' also established a reconstructive surgery program at the hospital in 2006, to treat victims of war in Iraq. The organization continues to provide services to victims of wars and conflicts in all neighboring countries to this day.