On Thursday morning (Muharram 21, 1442 AH) corresponding to (September 10, 2020), the Fifth Hayat building for treating people with coronavirus in the capital, Baghdad, which is located within the vicinity of Ibn Al-Qaf Hospital, was handed over to its health department next to al-Rusafa, after it was completed earlier by the staff of the Maintenance and Engineering Construction Department at al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
The building is considered one of the largest buildings built by the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, or that is under construction in a number of governorates, which came in compliance with the directives of the supreme religious authority and as a humanitarian initiative to support the efforts of the Iraqi Ministry of Health in confronting the Corona epidemic, with an area of more than (5000) meters that includes (118) single rooms, in addition to (19) medical, administrative and service rooms.
The head of the Engineering Maintenance and Construction Department, Eng. Samir Abbas, handed over the building keys to the Assistant Director of the Rusafa Health Department, Dr. Hassanein Al-Mousawi, in the presence of the Director of Ibn Al-Qaf Hospital and a number of its medical staff.
Engineer Samir Abbas explained to Al-Kafeel network, saying: “The building was established in a period of 55 days, and it consists of three parts: the first has an area of (1377) square meters and includes (56) single rooms that contain in-suite bathrooms, and these rooms were distributed among two wings, as for the second part, it corresponds to the first part in terms of area, design, implementation and number of rooms, and the third part has an area of (1000) square meters and includes (19) medical, administrative and service rooms distributed over two wings as well, and includes a hall for receiving patients with an area of (100) square meters and two bathroom units, one for men and the other for women. "
Adding: "The building was provided with a set of support systems such as a modern alarm system with sensors distributed to all the joints of the building, an electrical system, a sewage system, a surveillance camera system, a cooling system with external parts (split unit) distributed to all rooms, in addition to two sanitary ventilation systems for fresh air (AIR FRESH) that works to draw air from the outside and purify it with special mechanisms, to be pushed into the halls and rooms at a cooler temperature commensurate with the condition of the patients, and another to expel the polluted air as it works to withdraw it from the building and throw it out, after it is treated so as not to affect the outside environment, as it is exposed to high heat and is treated with special materials.
As for the Assistant Director of Health Department, he expressed his thanks and gratitude to the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine for this initiative, indicating: “The al-Abbas's holy shrine has always been and still is a supportive of the Iraqi society in all the crises that the country is going through, including the Corona pandemic crisis. This building came as a support for the efforts of our medical staff in confronting this epidemic, and today its initial handover was made after all the procedures for receipt were carried out, in terms of examining all the joints of the building that proved successful, efficient and conforming to the technical and medical specifications, with the possibility of using it as a hospital after the end of this pandemic crisis, God willing."