COVID-19 treatment facility at EXPO Hall 9 begins operation
The new facility will have 224 beds for the elderly and 600 beds for children and their caregivers.
The latest COVID-19 treatment facility (CTF) at EXPO Hall 9 has begun operation on Monday (Feb 14), said Minister for Health Mr Ong Ye Kung in a Facebook post.
The treatment facility is prepared to care for the most vulnerable in the community, with 224 beds for the elderly. There are also about 600 beds reserved for children and their caregivers.
There are already existing treatment facilities from halls seven to 10, making the CTF at EXPO the largest in Singapore. Including hall nine, there are a total of about 4,500 beds for patients.
Mr Ong said: “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.”