HCM City field hospitals to accomplish COVID-19 mission soon

VOV.VN - Field hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest coronavirus hotspot in Vietnam, have done their goods job over the past months and will suspend operations in the coming months, according to the municipal Department of Health.

Since July 2021, the city has established 16 field hospitals with many of them converted from resettlement areas. Their main task is to receive and treat asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic F0 cases.

With the prolonged coronavirus outbreak being gradually brought under control, the municipal Department of Health is mapping out a plan to suspend these hospitals’ operations and return them to the local administration to meet residents and students’ accommodation demand when the city moves into the post-pandemic period.

These hospitals are expected to end their mission in October, November and December, respectively. Field hospitals No. 3, 6, and 8 in Thu Thiem Resettlement Area will stop their operations in December.

The department is also making a plan to receive and manage intensive care unit (ICU) centres developed by the Ministry of Health and managed by centrally-run hospitals.

These ICU centres have played an important role in reducing the mortality rate by half to just 100 cases at present.