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Hike in ‘corona’ patients prompts hospital growth

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Director of Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital Dr. Nader Al-Awadhi has opened two new hospital wards dedicated for providing intensive care services to COVID 19 patients, especially with the recent significant increase in the numbers which has resulted in increase in the number of patients entering the hospital, reports Al-Qabas daily.

In a press statement, he explained that the hospital used to receive about 10-15 patients per day a month back but now it has been receiving about 30 patients per day.

The number of patients who are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit has doubled, and since there were only wings in the hospital, two other wards had to be opened. Dr. Al-Awadhi revealed that 90 percent of patients under hospital care are the elderly who suffer from chronic diseases, indicating that their health condition is critical.

Meanwhile, Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Jaber Hospital Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Rifai said the doubling of the COVID-19 infection rate and the admission of patients in the hospital may indicate the possibility of another wave of the virus. He highlighted the importance of taking anti-coronavirus vaccines, and keenly applying the necessary health requirements.

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