There are 10,000 beds for patients with covid, half of which are already occupied.
Oct 26, 2021 at 7:41 am TASR
WARSAW. Poland plans to increase the number of beds for patients with the disease by 10,000 COVID-19 and reopen a makeshift military hospital set up at an air base in the Okecie district of Warsaw’s suburbs. The PAP news agency informed about it.
“With the consent of the Ministry of Defense, we have decided to relaunch the military hospital at the airport (Okecie),” Deputy Polish Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska told Polsat on Monday for Polish private television.
According to him, Poland currently has 10,000 beds available for patients with covid, half of which are already occupied. In the coming days, the ministry plans to increase this number by another 10,000.
In addition to the hospital in the Okecie district of Warsaw, several other temporary hospitals will be open in the country so that “the number of beds will be sufficient for all patients,” Kraska said.
The number of people infected in Poland is currently doubling every week. On Saturday, more than 6,000 newly infected people in the country reported for the first time since May.
Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski warned on Monday that the government would consider imposing stricter restrictions if the daily increase in those infected exceeded 7,000.
According to the Polish Ministry of Health, 5,042 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, of which 444 were connected to pulmonary ventilation.