Sabha Medical Centre on Tuesday conducted an operation to a Covid-19 patient to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomies).

The centre pointed out via a post on its Facebook page that the patient was suffering from idiopathic cholelithiasis and required urgent surgery.

A team from the hospital had to prepare a special isolated operation room away from other departments to receive the Covid-19 patient.

The emergency operating room was ready in less than 24 hours, said a statement by the center.

The place was fully equipped to carry out the operation and perhaps more, as it also included an incubator and an intensive care bed to become an integrated operating room.

The center published pictures of the medical team that performed the operation upon completing their task, where they received a warm welcome and a "well done" by their colleagues and staff at the center.