HCMC – Part of People’s Hospital 115 in District 10 in HCMC has been converted into a field hospital with 500 beds to treat Covid-19 patients as new daily cases remain high in the southern city.
HCMC Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc signed a decision on the establishment of the Covid field hospital, which is under the municipal Department of Health.
The Covid treatment hospital, which has 840 medical workers, will admit and treat patients with moderate and serious symptoms, the local media reported.
The field hospital, located at 527 Su Van Hanh Street in Ward 12, is directly managed by the HCMC steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control.
The establishment is aimed at easing the overload facing the operational Covid hospitals in the city and HCMC’s healthcare system and reducing the Covid death rate.
The HCMC Department of Health urged the hospital to prepare to admit Covid patients who are transferred from their homes or other treatment facilities.
People’s Hospital 115 is treating Covid-19 patients and patients suffering from other diseases.
HCMC has reported 209,932 Covid-19 infections and 8,624 fatalities in the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April.