Da Nang builds more field hospitals for COVID-19 patients
15:22 | 01/08/2020

VGP – Da Nang City’s authorities on July 31 decided to set up one more field hospital in Hoa Vang district’s medical facility, aiming to serve the reception of and treatment for COVID-19 patients.

The 200-bed hospital will be used for quarantining and treating COVID-19 patients.

The committee ordered the municipal Department of Health to give advice and propose the city’s leaders to issue a decision related to the organization of the hospital.

Earlier, Da Nang planned to set up a field hospital in Hai Chau District to treat COVID-19 patients since several hospitals are under lockdown.

The city's party committee urged the people's committee to speed up construction of the hospital at the Tien Son Sport Center.

The center, built in 2010 for the National Games, spans 10,000 sq.m. with two floors underground and four above and a total floor area of 10,000 sq.m.

It would ease the burden on the healthcare system and authorities could focus on extinguishing Covid-19 outbreaks at Da Nang Hospital, Da Nang Hospital C and the Orthopedic and Physical Rehabilitation Hospital of Da Nang, the city’s Party Committee said.

Since July 25, Viet Nam has confirmed 116 new COVID-19 infection cases inked to Da Nang City.

Da Nang is at present regarded as Viet Nam's largest COVID-19 hotspot. The city has begun a 15-day period of social distancing since early July 28.

By Thuy Dung

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