Saudi ministry prepares more than 1,400 isolation rooms in hospitals

The rooms will cater to patients with respiratory symptoms, as part of the ministry's efforts to prevent spread of the infection

Saudi ministry prepares more than 1,400 isolation rooms in hospitals
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Saudi ministry prepares more than 1,400 isolation rooms in hospitals

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health has confirmed the availability of 1,400 isolation rooms in the kingdom's hospitals, as part of its efforts to prevent the transmission of infection. 

The hospitals associated with the ministry currently host 1,449 negative pressure isolation rooms that adhere to specifications, distributed across all hospitals in the governorates and health regions, the kingdom's state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

Work is currently underway to develop 713 air isolation rooms, expected to be completed in early 2021.

The rooms will cater to patients with respiratory symptoms; the ministry has provided air purifiers to improve air quality in the locations. 

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