Administrative order to secure 52 additional semi-severe beds in the metropolitan area

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The government has decided to secure additional beds for semi-critical patients who are likely to improve or worsen from severe to severe in preparation for the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the metropolitan area and the shortage of beds.

The Central Accident Management Headquarters of the Ministry of Health and Welfare reported today (12th) the ‘Emergency Medical Response Plan due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases in the metropolitan area’ to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.

In order to secure beds, the Central Hospital first issued an administrative order to secure beds for semi-critical patients at seven general hospitals in the metropolitan area with more than 700 beds.

Each hospital is required to designate 1% of licensed beds as Corona 19 semi-critical beds, and according to the administrative order, the heavy-duty version can secure a total of 52 additional beds at 7 hospitals.

In order to improve the efficiency of bed operation, the critical care unit strengthened the evaluation of the adequacy of admission to the intensive care unit for critically ill beds and transferred critically ill patients who have improved to semi-intensive care beds.

In addition, each hospital will consider introducing a system that gives more incentives for shorter hospital days or improving discharge standards so that patients who do not require medical treatment can be discharged on time to improve the efficiency of operation of the hospitals with moderate to severe conditions.

In addition, as the number of breakthrough infections in nursing hospitals and nursing facilities continued, four additional nursing hospitals for infectious diseases in the metropolitan area and 405 beds were designated.

At the same time, the PCR cycle for workers in nursing hospitals, facilities and psychiatric hospitals in the metropolitan area will be increased from once a week to twice a week.

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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