Field hospital for 500 coronavirus patients to open in Tbilisi

  • A view on the interior of the field hospital set up in a volleyball hall in Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi. Photo: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Georgian service reporter Nino Tarkhnishvili on Facebook., 16 Aug 2021 - 14:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

A field hospital for 500 patients will open in the Didi Digomi district of Tbilisi, where the majority of beds will be equipped with oxygen concentrators, Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze stated earlier today. 

She said that the facility will be used ‘only when there is no other way.’ 

The Georgian Health Ministry will do its best to ensure proper service for Covid-19 patients at hospitals. If we have no resources to receive patients at hospitals, then the field hospital will be used,” Tikaradze said. 

She stated that military doctors will serve patients in the field hospital. 

We are also cooperating with the Red Cross which has experience in working with volunteers,” Tikaradze said.

She stated that the ministry will open field hospitals in the regions too if necessary. 

The new coronavirus restrictions will last until September 4. Photo: Nino Alavidze/

However, she said that the government expects the new, three-week restrictions, which came into force starting August 14, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Georgia has reported 2,676 new cases of coronavirus, 4,119 recoveries and 30 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

52,141 people currently have registered cases of Covid-19 in the country.

806,681 individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the country so far, of which 238,871 individuals have been completely vaccinated. 

Tikaradze said that in the coming days vaccination without registration will be available in additional facilities in Georgian regions.