KOC Hospital turns ward into coronavirus quarantine

Kuwait Oil Company Hospital designated a full ward to quarantine coronavirus patients

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Kuwait Oil Company Hospital, also called Al-Ahmadi Hospital, has turned a full ward into a quarantine section for patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

The ward has 13 beds and is at the disposal of the Ministry of Health, KOC Deputy CEO Qusai Al-Amer told KUNA, noting that its occupancy could be increased.

"It serves as a backup facility in case there is a large number of infections exceeding the occupancy of Jaber Hospital," he said. "It is fully equipped and provided with the best human resources."

He added that an unspecified number of rooms at Al-Ahmadi guesthouse could be used to quarantine any Kuwaiti nationals who might be evacuated from other countries due to the outbreak.

"The company has set an emergency plan for its Al-Ahmadi Hospital which boasts a great experience, highly qualified medical and nursing staff, and the world's latest medical equipment," Al-Amer said.

He also noted that despite a cabinet decision to close state bodies between 12 March to 26 March, KOC has continued to operate its facilities with "the minimum number of staff to ensure stable supplies to power generating stations, and the local and foreign markets."

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