The hospital, established at higher directives of King Mohammed VI, was achieved after Morocco sent 12 aircrafts carrying some 135 tons of vital medical aid to help Tunisia deal with a surge in infections.
The hospital has a total capacity of 100 equipped beds. These include 50 oxygenated beds and 50 intensive care beds.
The Tunisian President Kais Saied and health officials welcomed Morocco’s support and active solidarity at these trying times, describing the move as a great humanitarian initiative.
Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi and Acting Minister of Health, Mohamed Trabelsi, stressed that the field hospital will help provide care for COVID-19 patients, mainly those in severe or critical condition.
Located in La Manouba, 14 km from the capital Tunis, the field hospital will help reduce the pressure on overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals as Tunisia is experiencing its worst wave of Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, with more than 100 people dying of the virus each day bringing the death toll to 19,336.