One more hospital transformed to treat COVID-19 patients in HCM City hinh anh 1A quarantine site (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Trung Vuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was transformed to treat COVID-19 patients from June 16 as an effort to have 3,500 beds dedicated to serve the treatment.

Accordingly, the 1,000-bed Trung Vuong hospital is ready to receive and treat positive patients.

Previously, the municipal Department of Health converted the function of Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Cu Chi District Hospital into hospitals specialising in treating COVID-19 patients. The HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases is providing treatment for 126 patients, while Cu Chi COVID-19 Treatment Hospital has received 192 others after only four days of operation.

On June 13, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital was officially divided into two separate zones, with one treating patients with tuberculosis and the other treating non-tuberculosis lung diseases and receiving COVID-19 patients with severe clinical conditions.

Since then, the hospital has received 10 cases of COVID-19 with respiratory failures, transferred from Can Gio COVID-19 Treatment Hospital, thus helping reduce overloading for the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the context that this hospital is temporarily locked-down as many of its medical staffs tested positive for SARS-CoV-2./.