In record time, in just two months, fifty intensive care beds were built at the “Sotiria” hospital, donated by the Greek Parliament, inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“And yet it is possible”, says the advertisement that was released by the Parliament.
The construction of the new intensive care unit with 50 beds took just 60 days, overcoming bureaucratic delays. This is a real feat, similar to that of the Chinese authorities who set up a hospital with 1,000 beds in ten days in the city of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic started.
The total amount of the donation amounted to 8 million euros, while the cost amounted to 6,174 euros. The project was undertaken by “Building Infrastructures SA”.
The video that was released shows the feverish work of the crews, who created the new building from scratch. Day by day, the project came one step closer to its completion until today’s inauguration, in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
An information note of the “Sotiria” hospital states that the new building has an area of 2,500 sq.m. and includes 4 fully equipped IC units. A total of 50 state-of-the-art beds have been installed as well as automated medical monitoring systems.
The unit will be staffed with 45 specialized doctors – intensivists, 140 nurses, 10 trained physiotherapists, 24 persons for support staff, numerous cleaning staff and administrative staff.