TWENTY eight COVID-19 positive cases are currently admitted at the National Referral Hospital.
Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said of the 28 cases, 23 are in the National Referral Hospital Golden Ward – the ward set aside for critical and severe COVID-19 patients – the remaining five cases are admitted at the isolation spaces at the Surgical and Orthopaedic Wards.
“In terms of severity, one case is considered to be in critical condition requiring oxygen.
“Twenty patients are in severe conditions and the rest are moderate and mild admissions,” Dr Togamana said.
He added that no new COVID-19 admissions were made in the 24 hours to midday yesterday (Monday 28th February).
The Minister said the National Referral Hospital is also making significant progress to open other essential services.
“Our hospital is making significant progress in small steps taken to open other essential services mainly for diabetic and cancer patients as well as surgical operations and others,” the Minister said.
He urged the public to call the National Referral Hospital Emergency Operations Centre if they need to use or learn more about these essential services.
The telephone number to call is 21068.
The Minister was speaking during his daily update on the COVID-19 situation in the country last night.