HCM City puts into operation 1,000-bed COVID-19 resuscitation centre hinh anh 1The inpatient treatment area of the oncology hospital in Thu Duc city (Photo: VietnamNet)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City's Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has decided to put into operation a 1,000 resuscitation centre amid increasingly complicated developments of the epidemic in the southern hub.

Accordingly, the inpatient treatment area of the oncology hospital in Thu Duc city will change its function to serve as the resuscitation centre.

As of July 12, the city logged over 13,000 cases of COVID-19, with the number predicted to further increase. Although the number of asymptomatic and mild symptoms cases account for a high proportion of the city's count, the current treatment pressure is high.

According to the municipal Health Department, the city has to date prepared 28,500 beds for COVID-19 patients with no symptoms, which will be increased to 30,000 next week. Meanwhile, 6,500 beds have been arranged at COVID-19 treatment hospitals, including 1,000 beds for severe cases.

The city is now in need of about 7,000 medical personnel. In response, the Ministry of Health has mobilised close to 10,000 doctors, nurses, and technical staff to support HCM City - the country's currently largest pandemic hotspot./.