Riga 1st Hospital, which currently mostly provides in-patient care, such as specialist consultations and different examinations, will be reorganized into a healthcare institution for Covid-19 patient care, as reported by Riga City Council.

The municipality believes it was possible to reorganize Riga 1st Hospital for treatment of Covid-19 patients thanks to successful cooperation by Riga City Council’s Welfare Department, Healthcare Ministry and Riga 1st Hospital.

It is planned for the first Covid-19 patients to be delivered to Riga 1st Hospital by the end of next week. In total, it is planned to create 50 beds for Covid-19 patients in this hospital.

Riga’s mayor and the healthcare minister discussed the role of the capital city in the comprehensive vaccination process. The ministry’s representative said the two institutions will cooperate in the vaccination process and will exchange their experience.

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Planned tasks will be discussed by Riga municipal administration and Healthcare Ministry’s representatives during an online meeting on Wednesday, 20 January.

Mārtiņš Staķis said: ‘Riga and the state resolve the Covid-19 pandemic with shared work. We have managed to quickly respond to Healthcare Ministry’s proposal. Riga has done the necessary preparations to make Riga 1st Hospital able to perform its new function – in-patient care for Covid-19 patients as soon as possible.’

Disease Prevention and Monitoring Centre’s data shows that 601new Covid-19 infection cases per 100 000 resident were found in Riga in 14 days and an average of 669 in Latvia.

Source:
https://bnn-news.com/riga-1st-hospital-to-be-reorganized-for-covid-19-patient-care-221067

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