Early last week, The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) announced that they’re now performing COVID19 tests at their newly established Pandemic Evaluation Clinic And Center. The PECC is located in Building 56, the focal point for AUB’s clinical response to the novel pandemic, and was prepared in just under 10 days!
AUBMC relocated existing functions and units to the hospital, and made sure the newly formed unit complies with international COVID-19 requirements. The clinic is open from 9AM till 9PM and works in coordination with the Ministry of Pubic Health, the Rafic Hariri University Hospital (RHUH), and other government entities.
Inside the PECC, there are newly designed individual negative pressure rooms for intensive care management and intermediate care located in areas that have been updated based on the care requirements necessary to cope with this epidemic. Besides a regular unit of individual rooms that has been assigned for stable patients, while additional support areas have been created throughout the building.
Here’s a virtual tour of the newly established Pandemic Evaluation Clinic And Center:
Thumbs up to AUBMC staff and all the front-line medical staff for the efforts they’re pulling to save lives.