Bahrain builds ICU field hospital for coronavirus patients in Sitra

Around 1,500 doctors, nurses and medical assistants have been trained for treating COVID-19

Bahrain builds ICU field hospital for coronavirus patients in Sitra

Bahrain has built an ICU field hospital in Sitra to treat coronavirus patients in the Kingdom.

The hospital, which has 152 beds and 152 respirators and has 55 doctors and 250 nurses on staff, was built in just two weeks.

It is fully equipped to deal with coronavirus patients, with an on-site medical laboratory, X-ray machines, mobile dialysis units and an integrated store of medical equipment and drugs.

Since the pandemic began, the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research has trained more than 1500 doctors, nurses and medical assistants to treat COVID-19 patients.

This training included practical workshops, the latest guidelines on fighting the disease, how to manage the latest respirators, and training in the field of respiratory therapy and dealing with existing critical cases.

The measures are part of Bahrain’s ongoing efforts to combat coronavirus.

Bahrain has also converted a number of public buses into mobile testing units, and introduced a drive-through testing site at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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