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Royal Hospital equipped to deal with rising COVID-19 cases: MoH

13 May 2020

The Ministry of Health has refuted rumours about the lack of adequate beds in intensive care at The Royal Hospital.  

The ministry said that there are currently 15 COVID 19 patients in The Royal Hospital in intensive care, an stressed that the hospital has a complete plan to accommodate more cases if needed. 

It also denied rumours regarding the closure of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Khoula Hospital, confirming that there are a limited number of COVID-19 cases in the isolation department in the hospital. 

MoH said that the registration of three cases of COVID-19 among healthcare workers is not related to work, but with community contact and they are currently subject to domestic isolation. It also confirmed that all cases, including those of health workers, are stable. 

The statement came after rumours spread that the Department of Neurology is closed due to infection caused to healthcare staff by two COVID-19 in-patients. 

Meanwhile, MoH stated that the number of those in domestic and institutional isolation has reached 2,203, while the number of patients in hospitals reached 103, including 27 in intensive care units. 

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