Da Nang builds field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients

VOV.VN - The central city of Da Nang has scrambled to build a field hospital to test and treat COVID-19 patients as the virus is spreading rapidly within the local community.

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A field hospital will take shape at Tien Son sport palace to test and treat COVID-19 patients in Da Nang as 34 coronavirus patients have been confirmed in the city
The municipal leadership endorsed a decision on July 30, requesting the acceleration of the construction of the hospital located at Tien Son sport palace in the city.

They also directed the health sector to continue to actively monitor and conduct extensive testing for all cases with clinical symptoms in order to promptly detect, isolate and thoroughly eliminate all sources of infection.

The health sector was required to work closely with relevant agencies to deal with coronavirus outbreaks at Da Nang Hospital, Da Nang C Hospital, and Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Municipal Department of Industry and Trade was asked to stockpile large amounts of daily necessities to ensure sufficient supplies of commodities for local residents in case the disease is spreading on a large scale.

Da Nang has become the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot after the first locally transmitted infection was detected on July 25. So far 34 cases have been confirmed and the number is forecast to keep rising in the coming days.

The Ministry of Health has dispatched three special working groups to Da Nang to assist the city with epidemiological investigation, testing and treatment. In the face of the disease spreading very rapidly, the ministry on July 30 decided to send additional specialists and medical equipment to Da Nang in an effort to contain the outbreak. 

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