COVID19 isolation centers filled up

Written by on June 15, 2021

Ministry of Health has announced that covid19 isolation centers have been filled up following an increase in the new infections with 2, 690 new confirmed cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Ministry of health permanent secretary for technical services Kennedy Malama says Levy, UTH and Maina Soko hospitals are currently operating at 100% bed occupancy.

Dr. Malama explains that currently new admissions have to wait for bed spaces to be created before being admitted to the hospitals a situation which is not sustainable.

He says the situation is getting out of hands and that the health centers have resorted to only admitting critical ill patients and those with mild conditions are being subjected to home management.

Dr. Malama says in the last 24 hours, 195 covid19 patients were admitted bringing the total number of in-patients to 726.

And Dr Malama has disclosed that all the 766 recently recruited health workers employed government have started reporting to their respective stations to join the covid19 fight and in the provision of routine health services.

And Ministry of Health head of infectious diseases professor Lloyd Mulenga says UTH, Levy Mwanawasa, and Mina Soko hospitals can no longer accommodate patients whose oxygen levels are below 50%.

Prof Mulenga says what is worrying currently is that people being admitted are having oxygen levels that are below 50%.

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