HCM City: new COVID-19 treatment facility operates; over 21,330 patients discharged hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam’s biggest pandemic hotspot Ho Chi Minh City put into operation a nearly-3,000-bed COVID-19 treatment hospital in District 7’s Phu Nhuan ward on July 28 and has so far seen over 21,330 COVID-19 patients discharged from local hospitals.  

According to the municipal Health Department, in the first day of its operation, the facility completed the installation of close to 700 beds, with another 500 beds due to be set up in the next two days. The remaining will be in place in early August.

Hung Vuong Hospital, which runs the facility has deployed more than 300 medical staff to work here.

The city now has 38 hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients, with their total number of beds exceeding 50,000.

According to the HCM City Centre for Disease Control (HCDC), the southern economic hub has recorded more than 74,800 COVID-19 cases since April 27, with 39,114 patients being under treatment and the death toll reaching 815./.