In response to the urgent need imposed by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, which appears to be more severe than the first one, especially with the start of winter, which helps more the transmission and spread of the disease; The Syrian Arab Red Crescent started a project to rehabilitate a health isolation center in the city of Daraa, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
A new isolation center with the start of the second wave
After noticing the rapid increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 in Daraa governorate, compared to the previous period, which witnessed relatively few infections, SARC volunteers rushed to rehabilitate a health isolation center inside Daraa National Hospital; To receive cases infected with the emerging coronavirus and provide medical care to them, under the supervision of doctors and nurses, in a safe environment.
What does the project include?
The project, which is implemented by the Water and Rehabilitation Management Department, includes Preparing 7 rooms within the hospital, as they will be divided into two care rooms for severe cases and five rooms for non-dangerous cases, all equipped with medical care devices for those infected with the virus, in addition to separate public facilities (kitchens and bathrooms) for each of the patients and staff Medical. The isolation center is estimated to enter the service effectively within 10 days, noting that it will accommodate 30 patients.
Another isolation center
During the last September, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and a PUI, completed a comprehensive rehabilitation process for a health isolation center in Al-Sahari neighborhood in Daraa city, as the project included the implementation of electrical works, maintenance of sewage and drinking water networks, metalwork for windows and doors and painting them. In addition to increasing the number of health facilities and partitions to separate patients’ rooms and medical personnel, and equipping them with beds for patients and a generator to supply them with electric power. The volunteers have sterilized the entire center so that it is fully prepared and put into service.
How to protect yourself and others from disease?
As the pandemic is not over yet, and with the continuous increase in the number of people infected with the emerging coronavirus; Always follow healthy habits that help preventing it, and protect ourselves and those around us from the risk of its spreading. Here you are some typical recommendations issued by the World Health Organization to reduce exposure and transmission of diseases, including Covid-19:
• Clean hands frequently by rubbing them with an alcohol disinfectant or washing them well with soap and water.
• When coughing and sneezing, be sure to cover the mouth and nose with your folded elbow or a tissue, and dispose of the tissue immediately afterwards and wash your hands.
- • Stick to the social distance as possible, maintain a distance of at least one meter from others, and wear the mask when you are with them.
- • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently, especially those that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, faucets, and phone screens.
- • Avoid approaching people with a fever and cough.
- • if you have a fever, cough and trouble breathing; Seek medical attention immediately.