As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infections (Corona 19) has soared, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has come up with a temporary measure called “container beds.”
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government on Tuesday, the city plans to build a bed using containers soon. The city expresses the container bed as ‘mobile bed’, ‘temporary bed’. The city will place 48 container beds at Seoul Medical Center and 102 at the remaining municipal hospitals.
“We will complete the installation of the hospital tomorrow,” said Song Eun-chul, a quarantine officer at the Seoul Metropolitan Government in an online briefing on Corona 19. “We will install a barrier to secure stability and separate the movement of nearby daycare centers.”
“We will block outsiders from accessing the facility through locking devices, CCTVs, and police cooperation,” Song said. “We are currently receiving advice from infection control experts for safe operation and prevention of mobile beds.”
The emergence of container beds is due to the shortage of beds as the number of confirmed patients in Seoul has surged, as shown by the fact that the number of confirmed patients has ranked first to seventh in history over the past week.
In fact, the operation rate of hospitals dedicated to infectious diseases in Seoul surpassed 80 percent at 82.2 percent as of Tuesday. There are 56 beds out of a total of 62 beds dedicated to severe patients, and only six beds are available for immediate use.
The number of beds at the living treatment center, which is supposed to take charge of patients with no symptoms or mild symptoms, is also 1,130 “in use” and 470 “immediate available beds.”
As a result, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has devised a desperate measure that has never been experienced before, such as a container bed. Therefore, considerable inconvenience is expected in the early stages of operation.
“It is true that the facilities are poor,” a city official said. It’s an inevitable situation, and it’s a temporary bed that’s different from a general bed,” he said. “I hope you understand that it’s an urgent situation where you have no choice but to use a temporary bed.”
Even if the city uses containers to secure beds, 먹튀사이트 it should also expand the number of medical personnel to take care of temporary beds.
A city official said, “If the hours of operation of the screening clinic are extended to 9 p.m., about 50 medical personnel are needed, and if a new living treatment center is opened, there should be at least 15 people,” adding, “As the number of confirmed people increases, there will be demand for new medical workers.”