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Health Minister orders establishment of three field hospitals amid Covid-19 spike

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HCMC – As new Covid-19 outbreaks in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces could show complicated developments in the next days, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long has asked relevant units to set up three field hospitals in Hai Duong to provide onsite medical treatment for infected cases.

Speaking at an online meeting on January 28 with health officials and representatives from health departments and some hospitals in the two northern provinces, Minister Long requested an abundant supply of medical equipment for the three hospitals to serve the Covid-19 treatment.

Specifically, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi has to set up the first Covid-19 field hospital at the Chi Linh Medical Center. Modern facilities will be transported to this hospital to establish an intensive care unit.

The Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital is tasked with opening the second hospital at the Hai Duong Medical Technical University. The minister assigns the Health Environment Management Agency, under the Health Ministry, to study and seek measures to tackle waste discharged from this hospital.

The third hospital will be developed at the Hai Duong sports stadium. All of the equipment used for a similar hospital set up in late August last year at Tien Son sports center in Danang will be transported and installed at the third hospital.

As for personnel to serve the three hospitals, Long requested experienced health workers from Danang, which was hard hit by the coronavirus in late July last year, to go to Hai Duong to assist it with the Covid-19 treatment.

Long stressed that the Health Ministry will make all-out efforts to help Hai Duong tackle the outbreak.

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