CMO Outlines Capacity On Island For Covid19 Cases

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 17, 2020 (ZIZ News): The federation’s capacity to accommodate positive covid 19 cases has been outlined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws.

Responding to a question posed at a press conference hosted by the Ministry Of Tourism, port and transportation on Monday, Dr. Laws said there are areas available at the hospitals across the nation.

“At the Private Ward at the JNF General Hospital we have 20 beds. We can access an additional 20-25 beds at JNF General. We have two urgent care facilities and that is the Mary Charles Hospital and we also have beds at the Pogson Hospital and then there are beds at the Alexandra Hospital.”

Dr. Laws reminded that each positive case may not need to use these facilities.

“Please also note that not all Covid19 positive cases must be hospitalized. As a matter of fact, about 60 or 80 percent of persons who are covid positive may be asymptomatic or may have mild disease and so they may not warrant admission to hospital.”

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws.

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