The president of the national union chamber of private clinics, Boubaker Zakhama, revealed that the requisition of private hospitals will not be easy to implement. “We have not received anything official so far in Grand Tunis,” he said. “The private sector is under the same stress as public hospitals. The number of resuscitation beds …. Our human resources are insufficient. We are likewise experiencing an oxygen shortage” he said.
He stressed that private clinics are ready to take care of Covid-19 patients, with the state shouldering the expenses if a vacant bed is found.
He told Shems FM that no request was made concerning the transfer of patients, located in Grand Tunis, from public structures to private clinics. “Regarding Sousse and Monastir, the governors have reached an arrangement with the private clinics,” he added.