BDF Hospital installs portable chambers to isolate suspected COVID-19 cases
TDT | Manama
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital has secured the latest in isolation equipment, including portable chambers designed to isolate and treat suspected active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, as it continues to enact strong precautionary measures to protect the health of patients and medical staff.
This comes under the orders of Royal Medical Services director and National Taskforce for Combatting COVID-19 deputy chairman, Major General Professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, and in line with the directives issued by the BDF General Command. BDF Hospital is one of the first in the Kingdom to install such isolation equipment, with other hospitals to follow.
The BDF emergency department screens all patients by visual triage, identifying and quickly isolating suspected COVID-19 cases within the isolation chamber, which includes a safety measure put in place to ensure the safety of other patients and allows appropriate treatment to be provided by the medical staff.
The state-of-the-art portable isolation chambers are equipped with medical technology available in standard isolation rooms, including negative pressure, UV light HEPA Filter that kills bacteria and viruses, and a fully equipped ICU bed.
The 3mx3m room conducts a minimum of 48 air changes per hour, well exceeding international standards. The portable chambers are designed to minimise direct contact with contagious patients, providing healthcare workers the ability to dispose of all waste within the chamber safely and access all medical equipment