An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP
An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP

As coronavirus cases surge, can Singapore’s health care system handle the pressure?

  • Singapore’s Covid-19 cases have risen sixfold since the start of the month, due to outbreaks in crowded migrant worker dormitories
  • The authorities say hospitals can cope for now but are ‘stretched’ amid concerns over availability of beds, testing facilities, ventilators and workers

An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP
An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP
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