The Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid gave, Sunday morning, new details on the evolution of the epidemic situation linked to the coronavirus in Algeria.
Speaking, today, on National Radio Channel 3, the Minister of Health indicated that the numbers of patients increased, assuring that “we are facing the situation”.
With 1000 cases recorded in recent days, the guest of channel 3, assured that “the situation is generally under control”, adding, however, that “no one can predict what will happen in the future”.
Regarding the number of beds made available to patients infected with Covid 19, Professor Benbouzid highlighted that, contrary to what is put forward, here and there, there are some hospitals that are full and others with “available beds”. The problem, he continued, lies in the lack of coordination between the structures, knowing that overall, around 50% of the beds are unoccupied.
On the advisability of setting up field hospitals to possibly cope with an influx of new patients, the Minister of Health declared himself against such an eventuality, especially, he added, as only 42% beds reserved, across the country, for infected people are occupied.