HCMC – HCMC is setting up its fifth Covid-19 field hospital at Thuan Kieu Plaza, now known as the Garden Mall, in District 5, to provide medical treatment to Covid-19 patients, given the city’s cases exceeding 8,500.
Yesterday morning, July 8, tens of workers were dispatched to the three-tower complex to start work on the field hospital which a source familiar with the situation said will occupy two of the 33-story three towers. The workers were asked to make mandatory health declarations before entering the site, the local media reported.
Many areas of the complex were disinfected on July 7, while construction materials have been gathered at the location since the same day.
The installation at the field hospital is expected to take a week. Once completed, the relevant units will gather medical supplies and hand over the field hospital to the HCMC Department of Health.
The Thuan Kieu Plaza was built in 1994, with a floor area of some 100,000 square meters in the district’s Ward 12. It has hundreds of apartment units and functional rooms.
Earlier, the city had requisitioned the 1,000-bed dormitory of the National Defense and Security Training Center and the 4,000-bed dormitory Zone A, both under the Vietnam National University-HCMC, as Covid-19 Field Hospital No.1.
Besides this, the city converted resettlement apartment buildings in Thu Duc City, District 12, and Binh Chanh District into three Covid-19 field hospitals, with a total of around 10,000 beds to provide treatment for coronavirus patients.