Oygar urges public to adhere to Covid-19 measures
Date Added: 02 December 2021

The Undersecretary to the Health Ministry and head of the Higher Committee for Infectious Diseases said that the capacity of the ICU at the pandemic hospital will be upgraded and the number of nurses increased to cope with the growing number of patients.

Speaking to the TAK news agency, Oygar reminded the public to adhere to the Covid-19 measures and to get vaccinated.

She said that 12 more beds would be added to the 24-bed ICU at the emergency hospital where Covid-19 patients are being treated bringing the number to 36.

Oygar said that a meeting had been held at the health ministry with the relevant units to determine how to use personnel in the most effective way as daily Covid-19 cases remain at the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic.

She added that eight more nurses would be transferred to the hospital upgrading the current team of 75 to 83.

“Everyone has a responsibility, given the high number of cases. “Get vaccinated, get your booster shot, wear masks, and exercise social distancing and personal hygiene. 70 per cent of patients who have died from Covid-19 are unvaccinated,” the health ministry undersecretary said.

Commenting on the rising number of cases at schools, Oygar said that most of these cases were not related to the schools and that children contracted the virus outside of the classroom.

She also said that samples taken from patients had been sent to Turkey for analysis to determine whether the newest Omicron variant exists in the TRNC.