COVID-19 field hospital closes after three months vacant

Update: November, 17/2020 - 10:48


Tiên Sơn COVID-19 field hospital in Đà Nẵng City is built with 500 beds from August. It was closed three months after being left vacant when no COVID-19 patient was taken for treatment. VNS Photo Lê Lâm

ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng authorities have closed a field hospital for COVID-19 patients three months after its construction and without treating a single patient.

The city said the 500-bed field hospital at Tiên Sơn Sports Centre was designed as a reservation site for hosting COVID-19 patients in August when the city’s two key hospitals were locked down due to COVID-19 infections.

The field hospital was built in 72 hours in early August in preparation for a large number of COVID-19 patients in the city, but it had been left vacant since completion.

Another field hospital, built at Hòa Vang health centre, and four other hospitals in the city successfully treated nearly 400 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 between March and September, while 28,000 close contact cases were quarantined at health centres or in their homes.

No COVID-19 infection case has been found in the community in the city since early September. — VNS

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