120% increase in ICU beds in Al-Ahsa hospitals

120% increase in ICU beds in Al-Ahsa hospitals

The intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity in Al-Ahsa hospitals increased by 120 percent; the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday. The measure is part of the efforts to upgrade and improve health services in the region to meet the health needs of citizens and residents; SPA also quoted a press release from the ministry as saying.

This step also comes as a continuation of the ministry’s announcement to add around 3,500 ICU beds; within 90 days in various hospitals in all regions of the Kingdom. This is to provide the highest level of medical care to citizens and residents. It also comes as a continuation of applying the highest precautionary standards and preventive measures. This is to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ministry said.