COVID-19 confirmed patients, aged between 16 and 65, with mild or moderate clinical conditions, are now being admitted to the new North Lantau Hospital.
Hong Kong Infection Control Center (HKICC). There are six two-storey ward buildings with a total of 816 isolation beds at the centre; the first ward to open has 48 isolation beds. “The six independent blocks of ward buildings can be activated in phases according to the evolving epidemic situation,” a hospital spokesperson said. The centre is able to provide intravenous medication and oxygen therapy, which will help alleviate the pressure for isolation beds in public hospitals.
The HKICC is the last of three dedicated projects put in place to help Hongkongers combat COVID-19. The other two – a mass testing programme and treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo – were completed in September and October 2020.
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