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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: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Covid-19: Romania to reopen modular hospitals amid high number of patients

The authorities announced the reopening of two modular hospitals in an attempt to handle the growing number of Covid-19 patients.

The modular hospital in Lețcani, in Iași county, in northeastern Romania, is scheduled to reopen on October 12, Rfi reported. A team of military medical staff took over its management on October 9, the Defense Ministry (MApN) announced

The Romanian Air Forces are also ready to transport Covid-19 patients to hospitals in the country or abroad, and can also undertake the transport of medical supplies, MApN said.

At the same time, the 11 military hospitals and three mobile units in Bucharest, Constanța and Timișoara will expand their capacity to treat Covid-19 patients.

The modular hospital in Pipera, in northern Bucharest, is also scheduled to reopen on October 12, prime minister Florin Cîțu announced.

In the first stage, it will be able to accommodate 100 patients. Within two weeks, its capacity would grow to 374 beds with oxygen, helping “reduce the pressure on emergency units,” the PM said.

By October 10, 16,179 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in the country, 1,603 of them to intensive care units. 

Valeriu Gheorghiţă, the head of the national vaccination campaign, compared the situation in local hospitals to that faced last year by the Italian region Lombardy as a flow of around 15,000 daily Covid-19 cases recorded last week kept hospitals under pressure. Several hospitals reported having to extend capacity by placing beds in hallways or turning parts of their emergency departments into sections for Covid-19 patients. Last week, the authorities decided to suspend, for 30 days, hospitalizations and non-emergency operations in public hospitals because of the Covid-19 crisis. Talks were being held with neighboring Hungary to transfer patients, Raed Arafat, the head of the Emergency Situations Department (DSU), announced, Agerpres reported.

The country has the second-lowest vaccination rate in the EU: an uptake of at least one dose of 35.5% among adults older than 18, according to the Vaccine Tracker of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

(Photo: Gabriela Firea Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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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: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Covid-19: Romania to reopen modular hospitals amid high number of patients

The authorities announced the reopening of two modular hospitals in an attempt to handle the growing number of Covid-19 patients.

The modular hospital in Lețcani, in Iași county, in northeastern Romania, is scheduled to reopen on October 12, Rfi reported. A team of military medical staff took over its management on October 9, the Defense Ministry (MApN) announced

The Romanian Air Forces are also ready to transport Covid-19 patients to hospitals in the country or abroad, and can also undertake the transport of medical supplies, MApN said.

At the same time, the 11 military hospitals and three mobile units in Bucharest, Constanța and Timișoara will expand their capacity to treat Covid-19 patients.

The modular hospital in Pipera, in northern Bucharest, is also scheduled to reopen on October 12, prime minister Florin Cîțu announced.

In the first stage, it will be able to accommodate 100 patients. Within two weeks, its capacity would grow to 374 beds with oxygen, helping “reduce the pressure on emergency units,” the PM said.

By October 10, 16,179 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in the country, 1,603 of them to intensive care units. 

Valeriu Gheorghiţă, the head of the national vaccination campaign, compared the situation in local hospitals to that faced last year by the Italian region Lombardy as a flow of around 15,000 daily Covid-19 cases recorded last week kept hospitals under pressure. Several hospitals reported having to extend capacity by placing beds in hallways or turning parts of their emergency departments into sections for Covid-19 patients. Last week, the authorities decided to suspend, for 30 days, hospitalizations and non-emergency operations in public hospitals because of the Covid-19 crisis. Talks were being held with neighboring Hungary to transfer patients, Raed Arafat, the head of the Emergency Situations Department (DSU), announced, Agerpres reported.

The country has the second-lowest vaccination rate in the EU: an uptake of at least one dose of 35.5% among adults older than 18, according to the Vaccine Tracker of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

(Photo: Gabriela Firea Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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