500-bed Field Hospital Will Be Installed at Riocentro for Non-Coronavirus Patients

The plan is to admit only patients from the municipal hospital network who need or are recovering from elective surgeries or undergoing medical care that is not coronavirus-related.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, Mayor Marcelo Crivella and the Municipal Secretaries of Public Order, Gutemberg Fonseca, and Infrastructure, Housing and Conservation, Sebastião Bruno, inspected the Riocentro facilities in Jacarepaguá, in the West Zone, where a City Hall field hospital will be set up with the support of the federal government and Brazil's armed forces.

The plan is to install at least 500 beds in the installation, which will admit only patients from the municipal hospitals who need or are recovering from elective surgeries or are undergoing medical care, thereby freeing the beds of other health units . . .

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