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Covid-19: Health ministry distributes more than 700 ventilators

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:51 - Updated Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:51

Augusto NGangula maternity in Luanda Photo: Luís Nascimento

Luanda - More than 700 ventilators, amongst invasive and non-invasive ones, have been installed in all hospitals and health centers designed to treat covid-19 in the country.

This was confirmed Tuesday in Luanda by minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, at
a press conference on the new measures of the new State of Public Calamity.

In addition to the ventilators installed, the Government still has a considerable number of this equipment to assemble or reinforce any deficits in hospitals.

The minister, who did not reveal the number of patients who are recovering with this equipment, said that the treatment strategy for patients has been changing, in recent times.

According to her, the invasive ventilators are used only for patients who are in critical situations.

With  52 new cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours, Angola has surpassed the barrier of three thousand infected, of which 1,215 recovered, 1,694 active and 124 deaths.