Director of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Lương Ngọc Khuê spoke to the press about the ministry’s recently issued master plan to improve emergency and critical care capacity of hospitals nationwide amid the complex developments of COVID-19.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of HCM City on August 2 handed over medical supplies and equipment donated by enterprises to local hospitals and medical centres to support the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control.
The leading jazz artist played an outdoor concert for 10,000 patients and frontline workers at two field hospitals in HCM City and later described it as "the most special stage" he had ever been on in his career.
A total of 8,429 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Việt Nam on Tuesday, increasing the caseload since the beginning of the pandemic to 170,190, according to the Ministry of Health.
Part of Từ Dũ maternity hospital and the entire Saigon General Hospital, both in HCM City’s District 1, have been converted into field hospitals with a total of 350 beds for Covid-19 treatment, according to city authorities.
Việt Nam and HCM City have been receiving a great deal of support and vaccine donations from countries around the world to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two new COVID-19 treatment areas were launched in Bình Dương on Tuesday amid complicated developments of the pandemic in the southern province.
Despite struggling to cope with a COVID-19 resurgence, HCM City managed to achieve positive economic growth in the first seven months of the year, according to the city Statistics Office.