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Crews construct temporary Covid-19 hospital in Chetumal

Chetumal, Q.R. — Construction for a temporary hospital for patients with Covid-19 patients has begun in the state’s capital city of Chetumal. Governor Carlos Joaquin says upon completion, the hospital will offer another 50 beds.

The additional 50 beds will be added to the existing 1,000 in the state. The Governor explained that at the back of the Chetumal Oncology Hospital is an area where an annex for patients will be built. In addition to beds, the temporary hospital will also have two assessment offices, medical facilities, bathrooms, a waiting room, pharmacy, dressing rooms, staff resting areas and two nursing centers.

“In Quintana Roo, we have to accommodate the new normal. It is important to maintain a balance between the health of people and the process of recovery of our economy, of jobs for people with a renewed civic attitude for the new normal,” he explained.

He said that with the additional infrastructure, there will be a greater number of beds to serve Covid-19 patients. “They are additional efforts to expand, even more, the hospital infrastructure of Quintana Roo,” he noted.

The construction of the temporary hospital came after the southern area of Quintana Roo experienced an increase in infections.