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New 500-bed hospital to be built in Almaty

28 July 2020 11:31

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - A total of 27 medical organizations are involved in the fight against COVID-19 in the city of Almaty, this was announced by the city Mayor Bakytzhan Sagintayev at today’s Government meeting.

As Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted, the percentage of hospitals’ bed occupancy has been reduced from 90 to 50%.

According to him, by the end of August a new 500-bed hospital will be commissioned in the city. Another infectious diseases hospital with the capacity of 300 beds will be put into operation by mid-September. Moreover before October 1, two coronavirus treatment clinics with a capacity of 215 beds will be created on the basis of two hotels at the expense of private investments.

Also, work is underway to study population immunity in Almaty residents. There are already two private laboratories which conduct immune-enzyme assays. In the nearest future three more state laboratories will start operation in the city as well.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev informed that KZT68.5 billion has been allocated from the local budget for providing medical facilities with material and technical equipment.

Keywords: Coronavirus, Akimat , Almaty,