|Vĩnh Phúc’s makeshift hospital . — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng|
VĨNH PHÚC — The People’s Committee of northern Vĩnh Phúc Province has decided to close a 300-bed makeshift hospital which was opened to accommodate quarantined people and treat COVID-19 patients.
The hospital was renovated in early February from an old section of the provincial school of culture and art on Nguyễn Tất Thành Street, Vĩnh Yên City.
The facilities, with many rooms, have helped quarantine a large number of people.
Quick response teams managed by the provincial General Hospital were on duty at the temporary establishment.
About 196 staff were mobilised to work at the hospital across eight departments.
After the closure, the provincial People’s Committee asked the local Military Command Force to hand over all facilities and equipment to the provincial General Hospital for management.
The General Hospital and the provincial disease control centre are in charge of supervising health of medical staff who worked at the temporary hospital.
Vĩnh Phúc Province was a hotspot in COVID-19’s first phase in Việt Nam after local people returned from Wuhan, China’s epicentre.
The province now has 19 patients. Thirteen have recovered.
Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Việt Nam in January, Vĩnh Phúc Province made use of a number of facilities to quarantine people including Quang Hà General Clinic, the provincial Military School, and headquarters of the local Military Command Force. — VNS