Saudi Ministry of Defense Builds Two Mobile Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)14.05.2020 Security
Saudi Ministry of Defense Builds Two Mobile Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

Saudi Ministry of Defense Builds Two Mobile Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

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In line with the Saudi leadership’s directives to harness all capabilities to safeguard the health of citizens and expatriates, the Saudi Ministry of Defense, represented by the General Department for Medical Services of the Armed Forces, has built two mobile hospitals with 100-bed capacity in Makkah to receive COVID19-infected patients.

In collaboration with the Health Affairs Department in Makkah, the two hospitals are located near the isolated hospitals, the Saudi Press Agency (SAP) reported.

This cooperation came as an extension of the integrated efforts between the Medical Services of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Health at all levels.

Meanwhile, under the chairmanship of the Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 83rd meeting Tuesday.

During the meeting, all relevant COVID-19 updates and reports were reviewed. The committee discussed the epidemiological situation globally, as well as the cases reported locally. All precautionary measures carried out at the points of entry into the Kingdom will continue in full and will be further enhanced, the committee stressed. The Committee praised the citizens and expatriates for abiding by the curfew, urging all to stay at home.

Following the meeting, Assistant Minister of Health and Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali pointed out that the total cases tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached 42,925 cases, out of which 27,404 cases are active cases receiving medical care, and their health condition is mostly stable; with the exception of 147 cases receiving intensive care.

The number of new recoveries is 2,520, bringing the total recoveries to 15,257 cases. The number of new deaths is 9, bringing the total deaths to 264 cases. 

 
 



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