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Malaga gets ready for further increase in seriously ill patients

Preparations at Carranque.
Preparations at Carranque. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • The Junta is converting the Carranque sports complex near Carlos Haya hospital in the city to take 400 extra beds

Given the expected increase in coronavirus hospital cases in the coming days, the Junta de Andalucía regional government is converting the Carranque sports complex in Malaga city into a large hospital for patients of Covid-19, with a capacity of more than 400 beds.

These facilities have been chosen because of their proximity to the Hospital Regional (formerly Carlos Haya), which will facilitate the transfer of health professionals. The Junta has ruled out converting the city's Palacio de Ferias y Congresos for the time being.

More beds have also been freed up by moving patients with other conditions and restructuring departments between hospital sites.