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Danang sets up field hospitals as local coronavirus infections surge
Linh Pham 20:47, 2020/08/02
The field hospitals will take care Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms to ease burden on hospitals in Danang.

Vietnam’s central coastal city of Danang, home to the first locally-infected coronavirus cases after months, has built two makeshift hospitals for Covid-19 patients amid rising local infections.

The first temporary hospital is a 200-bed hospital located at Hoa Vang Clinic in Hoa Vang outlying distirct, operational since July 31.

The second one is located in a 94,000-square-meter sports center in Hai Chau district and capable of housing 700 beds and up to 1,000 when needed, offering treatment to patients with mild symptoms.

This big field hospital is expected to come into operations on August 4 after four days of set-up.

Vietnam’s leading private conglomerate Vingroup has donated 100 ventilators. VSmart VFS-510, an invasive ventilator based on the design of Medtronic, can be used for both adult and paediatric patients.

In addition, Vingroup’s Vinmec hospitals will be ready to lend medical equipment and health workers for the clinic sites in Danang. Vinmec Danang Hospital will offer treatment to patients with coronary intervention, bone trauma, and traumatic brain injury.

At present, some hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in Danang include Danang Hospital, a general hospital, that specializes in those of critical conditions, Danang Lung and Respiratory Diseases Hospital for critical patients, and Hoa Vang Clinic focuses on those of mild symptoms and those with hemodialysis.

Covid-19 patients are also treated at Quang Nam General Hospital in the neighboring province of Quang Nam and Hue Central Hospital in the neighboring province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The return of coronavirus in Vietnam since July 25 has caused 204 community infections and five deaths.

Since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam in late January, the country has built one field hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to take care of casualties on-site.

 Tien Son sports center is being transformed into a field hospital

 The 94,000-sq.m Tien Son Sports Center. Photo: VOV
 The field hospital can accommodate 7,000 people. Photo: VnExpress
 The decision to build field hospital was made soon after Danang found the first Covid-19 infections. Photo: Tuoi Tre
 Set-up is going on. Photo: VOV
 The field hospital will be operational on August 4. Photo: VOV
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