Defence Minister inspects Field Intensive Care Unit

Manama: Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, today paid an inspection visit to the Field Intensive Care Unit, run by the Royal Medical Services (RMS) at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, in the presence of RMS Commander, Major General Professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa.

Designed according to the highest standards, the 130-bed Field Intensive Care Unit was set up in seven days as part of the kingdom’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and curb its spread.

The minister toured the Field Intensive Care Unit’s sections, and was detailed about its work mechanisms, and the treatment services it delivers, amid the current circumstances the kingdom is going through.

The minister lauded the Military Hospital’s medical competencies, and commended the tremendous efforts they are exerting to deliver medical and treatment services to the citizens and residents, praising the effective role they are playing to combat COVID-19 and raise awareness on it.

He affirmed the readiness of the RMS and its highly-trained medical competencies to deliver the necessary medical treatment and appropriate health services to face the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, praising the RMS’ provision of the latest medical equipment to provide the necessary health care for the citizens and residents.

Located at the Military Hospital, the Field Intensive Care Unit is one in a series of precautionary quarantine and treatment centres set by the kingdom to receives COVID-19 patients and suspects, who receive the necessary medical care, in accordance with the standards set by the World Health Organisation. Source: Bahrain News Agency 

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