- The CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) has been converted into a massive field hospital for Covid-19 cases
- The transformation will see a total of 862 beds added to the facility, according to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
- The province will be converting further structures into field hospitals in an attempt to battle the coronavirus pandemic
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The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been converted into a new emergency field hospital. The hospital will hold 862 beds, which is about the size of other large hospitals in the region.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde took to social media to share photos and updates on the development. His post on Twitter was captioned:
"I’ve come to personally see the progress of the CTICC temporary hospital that will have 862 beds for Covid-19 patients."
News24 reported that the exhibition halls have been divided up into different sections using dry walls. Each bed has an electricity supply and oxygen is going to be supplied as well. The building was also converted with toilet and shower areas and space for healthcare workers.
Winde said the development started in May and should be complete by month-end.
Another huge field hospital in Khayelitsha will be erected and an existing health facility in the Cape Winelands will be converted into a Covid-19 hospital.
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Briefly.co.za recently reported on the fatality of a Western Cape healthcare worker.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has been giving frequent updates on the infection rate in the country. The Western Cape still records the highest number of infections with the city of Cape Town at the forefront. He extended condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.
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