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In Estonian hospitals, there are enough beds for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

163 beds are available in infectious disease wards in negative pressure rooms. A negative pressure room has a special ventilation system where the transport of pathogens from the room by air is prevented. These rooms are available in five hospitals: West-Tallinn Central Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic (100), Pärnu Hospital (20), Narva Hospital (20), Ida-Viru Central Hospital (12) and Tartu University Clinic (11).

There are total of 191 intensive care beds In Estonia, if necessary, it is possible to increase their number to 500. Total number of beds in hospitals is 5,300. If necessary, additional active and intensive care beds can be established when using the capacity of the Estonian Defence Forces field hospital (20 intensive care beds, and 40 general beds).

There are about 300 ventilators available in hospitals. Estonia also participates in the joint procurement of the European Union, where it is possible to purchase both personal protective equipment and ventilators, if need arises.

Last updated: 24.04.2020 14:15

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The state does not provide for any specific compensation in these circumstances. Medical professionals work according to the Employment Contracts Act and earn benefits according to their work contract, so it depends on agreements between employer and employee.

Last updated: 30.03.2020 18:30

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