THESSALONIKI — Aghios Pavlos hospital in Thessaloniki is accepting exclusively COVID-19 patients according to a Health Ministry's decision on Monday. The hospital has been already evacuated from patients suffering from other diseases who have been released or sent to private clinics.
"Aghios Pavlos hospital will receive COVID-19 patients who cannot go to other hospitals because there is no availability," the hospital's director Odysseas Katsakas said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
The hospital has 93 beds for COVID-19 patients and 8 ICU beds. Currrently 40 beds are occupied and 7 of the 8 ICU beds are full.
The only hospital that does not treat patients with COVID-19 is the oncological hospital Theagenio which has 8 ICU beds which are occupied with patients with cancer and other diseases.