COVID-19/ Private hospitals ready to join fight against any increase in number of infected people

TIRANA, March 26 /ATA/ – Prime Minister Edi Rama affirmed on Thursday evening that a series of private hospitals are prepared to handle any increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Albania.

“A chain of private hospitals are ready to join us in the frontline in the event of a surge in the number of people who contract the Covid-19 infection and their number exceeds the capacities of the Infectious Diseases hospital and the University Hospital Shefqet Ndroqi,’ PM Rama said in a TV talk show.

“Should there come a moment when all the hospital beds are needed for those who cannot breath and not for those who show mild symptoms, all the latter should be transferred somewhere else to leave more room for those in severe conditions,” the Premier said.

These hospitals – PM Rama went on to say – have the capacities, medical material supplies and health personnel to treat Covid-19 patients.

PM Edi Rama, accompanied by Minister of Health and Social Protection, Ogerta Manastirliu, and Minister of State for Reconstruction Arben Ahmetaj, inspected the premises of new quarantine hospital, which will cater to recovering Covid-19 patients who still need hospitalization and be put in observation status.

PM Rama said that the new hospital will provide a breath of relief to entire healthcare personnel in the country’s main hospital centres that are currently dealing with growing number of coronavirus patients.