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Hanoi set to establish over 500 pop-up healthcare stations

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A recent surge in Covid-19 infections has forced Hanoi City to draw up plans to set up 508 pop-up healthcare stations, with 20 of them to be located at export processing and industrial zones.

The establishment of the mobile healthcare stations is aimed at effectively putting Covid under control as the city has entered into a new normal, safely living with the pandemic, the local media reported.

Many districts in the city have started to establish pop-up healthcare stations and organized training courses and drills to deal with coronavirus outbreaks in residential areas and industrial parks.

Deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health Tran Van Chung said that pop-up healthcare stations should develop a working plan, give detailed assignments to employees, while hotlines must operate round the clock.

In addition, communes, wards and towns should select the locations of mobile healthcare stations that are convenient for residents. Each station must have at least five separate rooms.

Pop-up healthcare stations will be in charge of providing first aid and healthcare services, monitoring Covid patients allowed for self-isolation at home, making prompt referrals to higher-level treatment facilities and giving testing instructions to residents in line with the Health Ministry’s guidelines.

Over the past few days, Hanoi City has reported a rise in new cases in the community and detected some new infection clusters with unknown transmission sources. On November 9, the city reported 222 cases, including 105 in the community, 97 in quarantine facilities and 20 in areas on lockdown, the highest number of infections in a single day in the city so far.

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