Saudi Ministry of Defense builds two mobile hospitals

The two mobile hospitals are equipped with all the required medical and health equipment to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus

  
Foreign workers work at a construction site, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020.

Foreign workers work at a construction site, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020.

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RIYADH — On behalf of the Ministry of Defense, the General Department for Medical Services of the Armed Forces has built two mobile hospitals with 100-bed capacity in Makkah to receive COVID19-infected patients, Saudi Press Agency said on Monday.

This is in line with the leadership's directives to harness all capabilities to safeguard the health of the citizens and expatriates.

The two mobile hospitals are equipped with all the required medical and health equipment to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The two mobile hospitals are located about two km from the isolated neighborhoods of the Holy Capital and will be operated in cooperation with the Health Affairs Department in Makkah Province.

This cooperation is part of the integrated efforts between the Armed Forces ‘Medical Services’ and the Ministry of Health at all levels, whether at the level of stationary hospitals or the mobile hospitals and the fleet of air medical evacuation aircraft that operate around the clock to deal with these cases. — SG

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