The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Friday inaugurated a new COVID-19 treatment center here as part of its efforts to handle a projected surge in cases following festive celebrations.
“The new facility located at Nyarugenge district hospital is set to significantly improve COVID-19 case management, offering the highest standard of oxygen therapy,” Rwanda Biomedical Center Director-General Sabin Nsanzimana told a news program on the national Rwanda Television.
Many patients in serious condition in Kigali and surrounding areas will be admitted to the new facility, he said, adding that it has a capacity of about 140 patients in serious condition in ICU.
Efforts were underway to set up COVID-19 ICU treatment centers in all provinces of the country, he said.
The central African nation has recently witnessed a surge in new cases. The facility is expected to alleviate pressure on Kanyinya treatment center located in the same district that has a capacity of 70-80 patients.
As of Friday, Rwanda recorded 9,368 COVID-19 cases with 6,940 recoveries and 115 deaths.