Hospital admission rate of COVID-19 patients down 52% in past 2 weeks: Health Ministry

Egypt’s hospital admission rate for confirmed COVID-19 patients has decreased by 52% in the past two weeks compared to the first week of March, according to the acting Minister of Health and Welfare. People, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

Abdel Ghaffar made the remarks during a weekly ministerial meeting on Tuesday to follow the evolution of the epidemiological situation nationwide in order to take the necessary measures.

The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said the minister had also been briefed on the latest data regarding the percentages of patient visits to hospitals and family occupancy rates. internal and intermediate and intensive care unit beds to February and the first two weeks of March, noting that the percentages have continued to drop significantly.

The minister stressed the continuation of the periodic supervision of isolation, fever and pneumology hospitals through the surveillance and monitoring committees to ensure the availability of manpower, provide the best medical service to patients and ensure compliance with the application of the treatment protocol. .

The spokesperson also pointed out that the Minister has been briefed on the availability of medicines and medical supplies in hospitals and health facilities, pointing out that sufficient stocks of medicines, supplies and medical oxygen are available.

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