NGO Daruieste Viata to build up a modular hospital inside Elias Hospital in Bucharest

Oana Vasiliu 02/04/2020 | 17:06

Daruieste Viata Association recently announced that they have started the construction of a modular hospital in the courtyard of the Elias Hospital in Bucharest to treat Covid-19 patients.

According to them, the hospital will be finished within four weeks. The Elias Hospital and the Health Ministry will decide how this hospital is going to work in their fight with Covid-19 virus.

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The plan of the hospital was developed together with partners Tesseract, IMSAT and Linde. It will accommodate approximately 50 beds for serious cases.

“Romania has the advantage of being several weeks behind the other states but it will not be able to avoid the peak of the epidemic as we see now in Italy and Spain. Then, thousands of cases will invade the hospitals in Romania, already over-crowded and unable to protect the patients because of the lack of medical equipment. It is essential that we use this time to act for the needs of the patients and the doctors,” declared Carmen Uscatu, one of the founders of Dăruiește Viață.

Up until now, the NGO has already sent medical equipment, including three invasive mechanical ventilators, to 16 hospitals in the country, in Timișoara, Craiova, Bucharest, Petroșani, Brașov and Fălticeni.


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