Quang Ninh sets up third hospital for COVID-19 treatment hinh anh 1The second hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Quang Ninh (Photo dantri.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The People's Committee of northern Quang Ninh province has decided to establish the third hospital for treating COVID-19 patients to avoid overcrowding in existing health centres.

The committee announced earlier this week that the new hospital would be at the Ha Long General Hospital in Hoanh Bo ward, Ha Long city.

The hospital will include four buildings and have a total of 350 patient beds.

The hospital includes all specialised departments, including examination facilities, treatment area, emergency department and rooms for surgical procedures, among others.

According to the provincial People's Committee, the third hospital has the task of screening, quarantine, and treating suspected moderate or mild cases, and out-of-hospital quarantine cases (including Fl, F2 or F3) who have other underlying diseases.

It also transfers patients to higher-level hospitals for treatment and special medical care in case the patients' status exceeds its capacity.

The hospital must ensure the security, safety, allowances for patients, and doctors, medical staff.

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Quang Ninh province had previously established two similar hospitals, one in Mong Cai city’s General Hospital and the other in the provincial Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital./.