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Mekong Delta steps up efforts to fight COVID-19

Update: March, 30/2020 - 17:37


The Đồng Tháp Military School in Đồng Tháp Province’s Sa Đéc town has been set up as a 150-bed field hospital. — Photo

HCM CITY — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp has set up a field hospital as a quarantine and treatment area for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19.

The Đồng Tháp Military School in the province’s Sa Đéc Town has been set up as a 150-bed field hospital, said Đoàn Tấn Bửu, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

The field hospital was established after four people were put under mandatory quarantine at the Đồng Tháp Military School after returning to Việt Nam from the UK on March 19. They were confirmed positive with the coronavirus virus that causes the disease called COVID-19 on March 22.

The four patients were sent to Sa Đéc General Hospital for treatment, Bửu said.

A total of 160 people on the same flight with the four confirmed cases are being quarantined and tested, he added.

The hospital is designed to isolate and examine patients with suspected COVID-19 and patients with COVID-19, he said.

In the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ, medical officials at the Cần Thơ Central General Hospital on Tuesday practiced emergency response procedures on patients with COVID-19, as issued by the Ministry of Health. 

Nguyễn Minh Vũ, director of the hospital, said that the practice prepares medical staff for all possible situations. 

The hospital is fully prepared with medical infrastructure and equipment to receive patients with COVID-19 according to guidelines from the Ministry of Health.

Doctors and nurses at the hospital are equipped with personal protective masks, suits and gloves. — VNS



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