First 100% Tunisian hospital for COVID-19 patients installed at El Menzah Sports complex [Upd 1]
13/05/2020 17:57, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The first 100% Tunisian field hospital for patients of Covid-19, installed at El-Menzah sports complex, was inaugurated on Wednesday by Health Minister Abdellatif Mekki and Minister of Youth and Sports Ahmed Gaaloul.

The Minister of Health told reporters the hospital installed in anticipation of a possible increase in the number of people infected by the virus will continue its activity until next year.

He added that the hospital is being developed to cope with the occurrence of a second wave of COVID-19 in the coming year, indicating that the installation of similar hospitals is possible.

The field hospital in the sports complex of El Menzah, which is very well organised, has 84 beds, 4 resuscitation beds and ventilators, said the Health Minister.

For his part, Minister of Youth and Sports Ahmed Gaaloul said this hospital fitted out in the athletic hall of El Menzah is part of the contribution of his department to the implementation of the national strategy to fight against Coronavirus.

He praised the efforts made by sports federations that have contributed through donations to the equipment of this space.

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