HCMC – The Hanoi Department of Health has written to public and private hospitals asking them to admit all Covid patients in critical condition to reduce deaths in the city.
All hospitals in the city were told to ensure Covid patients can undergo emergency and medical checkups promptly and to classify patients into groups based on their health condition and give them fast treatment.
Besides, the department asked hospitals to arrange separate rooms and treatment areas for patients in vulnerable groups such as those aged over 50 and having underlying illnesses and unvaccinated people.
Each Covid treatment facility must apply the two-level treatment method to provide timely emergency treatment for those who turn severe, according to the dispatch signed by Nguyen Dinh Hung, deputy director of the department.
In addition, hospitals were told to ensure a sufficient supply of medicines and medical oxygen for Covid patients to reduce the Covid death rate.
As of December 25, over 19,700 Covid patients had been receiving treatment at home and hospitals in Hanoi City, with 205 of them taking a turn for the worse.
Since the ongoing fourth wave of the Covid pandemic, which began in late April, Hanoi City has reported more than 100 Covid deaths, with most of them being unvaccinated or having underlying health problems, the local media reported.