Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung posted onto his Facebook about the new Covid-19 Treatment Facility that was opened earlier today (14 February).
it is located at Expo Hall 9 and boasts about 600 beds for children and their caregivers, and is designed to take care of the most vulnerable in the community.
Here is his Facebook statement
The newest COVID-19 Treatment Facility (#CTF) at EXPO Hall 9 starts operation today.
Designed to take care of the most vulnerable in our community, it has about 600 beds for children and their caregivers, and 224 beds for the elderly.
As the Omicron variant is more likely to infect children than the Delta variant, this new facility will complement our hospitals in providing care to paediatric patients should they need to be hospitalised. The best defence is still to get our children vaccinated.
We have made good progress in ramping up capacity. Together with the existing EXPO Halls 7 to 10, CTF@EXPO is now our largest CTF and can house over 2,500 beds.
In all, we have about 4,500 CTF beds – with Hall 9 as the latest addition.
Many thanks to the various partners – The Ascott Limited, Constellar Holdings, Raffles Medical Group, Surbana Jurong Private Limited, and Temasek – for working with Ministry of Health, Singapore on this national effort.
Image and video source: Ong Ye Kung Facebook