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Binh Duong to establish two more Covid-19 field hospitals

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The southern province of Binh Duong on July 30 decided to set up two additional Covid-19 field hospitals in Ben Cat Town and Bau Bang District, with a total of 8,000 beds.

Specifically, the province’s Covid-19 Field Hospital No.3 will be located at the Vietnamese – German University, with 3,000 beds, while the Covid-19 Field Hospital No.4 will be at the Hoang Hung Company in Bau Bang, with 3,000-5,000 beds.

A few days ago, the province also set up the 5,000-bed Covid-19 Field Hospital No.2 in Ben Cat Town, with over VND100 billion in investment. The hospital, which is expected to be put into service on August 5, will admit and treat coronavirus patients who are asymptomatic, mildly or moderately ill.

As of now, Binh Duong has four Covid field hospitals with a total of 16,000 beds in Thu Dau Mot City, Ben Cat Town and Bau Bang District. Its first field hospital, with 3,000 beds, includes two facilities at the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City and the Eastern International University in Thu Dau Mot City.

Binh Duong is adopting a three-tier system in Covid-19 treatment. Under the system, the Level 1 facilities, including the field hospitals No.3, No.4, and a unit set up at the dormitory of the Vietnam National University-HCMC, will receive and treat asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms.

The Level 2 facilities will handle moderately ill patients. These facilities include local medical centers and the field hospitals No.1 and 2.

The Level 3 facilities are intensive care units for critically ill patients. They comprise the provincial General Hospital and private hospitals in the province.

This morning, the province reported 1,284 new infections, raising the province’s tally in the latest outbreak since April 27 to 11,968 cases.

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