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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Romania to add 280 intensive care beds

The Health Ministry is working on making 280 new intensive care beds available in local hospitals over the next 7 to 21 days, health minister Nelu Tătaru said at the beginning of the Government’s meeting on November 18.

“After evaluating every venue […], we will also assess the endowment and staff needs to be able to make these beds available within 7 to 21 days,” Tătaru said.

He also explained that the first results of the evaluation of the local hospitals and their intensive care units would be available at the end of the week. The assessment was started after ten Covid-19 patients died in a fire at the intensive care unit of the Piatra Neamț County Hospital, in northeastern Romania, on November 14.

The minister said every hospital would receive a set of measures to implement after the evaluation.

At the beginning of November, Tătaru said 1,250 intensive care beds were available for Covid-19 patients, up from 740 intensive care beds available at the start of the pandemic.

Romania reported 10,269 coronavirus cases on November 18, while 1,174 Covid-19 patients were admitted to intensive care units.

(Photo: Liviu Chirica/ Inquam Photos)

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Romania to add 280 intensive care beds

The Health Ministry is working on making 280 new intensive care beds available in local hospitals over the next 7 to 21 days, health minister Nelu Tătaru said at the beginning of the Government’s meeting on November 18.

“After evaluating every venue […], we will also assess the endowment and staff needs to be able to make these beds available within 7 to 21 days,” Tătaru said.

He also explained that the first results of the evaluation of the local hospitals and their intensive care units would be available at the end of the week. The assessment was started after ten Covid-19 patients died in a fire at the intensive care unit of the Piatra Neamț County Hospital, in northeastern Romania, on November 14.

The minister said every hospital would receive a set of measures to implement after the evaluation.

At the beginning of November, Tătaru said 1,250 intensive care beds were available for Covid-19 patients, up from 740 intensive care beds available at the start of the pandemic.

Romania reported 10,269 coronavirus cases on November 18, while 1,174 Covid-19 patients were admitted to intensive care units.

(Photo: Liviu Chirica/ Inquam Photos)

[email protected]
 

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