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HCMC deploys special-use coaches to transport Covid-19 patients

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HCMC – The HCMC departments of Health and Transport have mobilized 200 special-use coaches to carry newly-detected Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms to Covid-19 treatment hospitals, while ambulances will be utilized to transport severely ill Covid-19 patients and serve the city’s vaccination drives.

The southern city is facing a complicated Covid-19 situation with a hike in case numbers, but over 80% of the cases are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

Therefore, it is unnecessary to use ambulances with first aid teams to transport such cases to hospitals. Meanwhile, ambulances are utilized to ensure the safety of the city’s vaccination drives, the health department explained today, June 29.

Ambulances will also be used to transport coronavirus patients who develop severe symptoms or are in a critical condition to Covid-19 treatment hospitals or those offering special intensive care treatment, VnExpress reported.

According to the health department, the coaches have separate cabins for patients and medical workers and drivers, with a large number of vehicles ready to transport coronavirus patients.

Drivers transporting coronavirus patients are vaccinated, have received training and a certificate for using protective gear, disinfecting vehicles, equipment, and following anti-virus measures.

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