Qatar opened another COVID-19 dedicated facility this week, as part of the second phase of the new Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital (HMGH), providing an additional 100 beds for COVID-19 patients. 

The new field hospital is a permanent structure made from entirely locally sourced and engineered materials and will provide additional capacity in the event of a future surge.

According to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Chief Medical Officer Dr Abdulla Al Ansari, the field hospital will strengthen HMC’s ability to meet increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 second wave.

A third phase of the field hospital is due to be completed in two weeks’ time and will boost total capacity to 374 beds – the majority of which are single rooms with full oxygen support.

This increased capacity will ensure that anyone requiring hospital admission due to COVID-19 will be admitted without delay to receive expert care from our dedicated clinical teams.

HMC Chief of Healthcare Facilities and Acting Chief of Business Services, Hamad Al Khalifa said that every effort has been exerted to ensure that patients have everything they need in each room, including individual charging points, lighting control and temperature control.

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