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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hanoi to establish five treatment facilities for mild Covid cases

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Chairman of the Hanoi government Chu Ngoc Anh has decided to set up five facilities to treat asymptomatic Covid-19 cases and those having mild symptoms.

These facilities are expected to ease the overload facing hospitals in the capital city, so that the hospitals can focus their resources on treating coronavirus patients with severe symptoms, underlying health conditions and other patients, reported Lao Dong newspaper.

The first facility will be set up at a resettlement apartment building in Tran Phu Ward of Hoang Mai District, with 2,000 beds. Thanh Nhan Hospital will manage and operate this facility.

The second facility in Hoang Mai District will also accommodate 2,000 patients. It will be converted from the Phap Van-Tu Hiep dormitory. The Hanoi Oncology Hospital’s director will serve as head of the management board of this facility.

The third facility will be converted from an apartment building in Bach Khoa Ward of Hai Ba Trung District. The Hanoi Lung Hospital’s director will lead the management board of this 1,000-bed facility.

The next facility, with 1,000 beds, is set to be established at a resettlement apartment building in Xuan La Ward of Tay Ho District. The management board of this unit will be headed by the Hanoi Heart Hospital’s director.

The fifth one will be converted from a resettlement apartment building in Tran Phu Ward of Hoang Mai District and will be able to accommodate 1,000 patients. The Thanh Tri General Hospital is tasked with managing and operating this facility.

These five facilities are required to ensure sufficient supplies of food, electricity, water and hygiene facilities. They must also ensure adequate ventilation, safety and security; convenience while transporting patients, and must be isolated from residential areas.

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