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Hanoi to put 500-bed COVID-19 treatment hospital into operation on Sep. 1

A hospital providing treatment for severe and critical COVID-19 patients in Hanoi and northern localities will be put into operation on September 1 after one month of construction.

Located in Yen So ward, Hoang Mai district on an area of 3.5 hectares, the hospital has 500 beds and all rooms are equipped with a camera system to monitor patients' condition.

As the second facility of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital, it will serve as a national COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) which will provide treatment for patients in severe and critical conditions and technical support for other COVID-19 medical facilities in the assigned areas.

The hospital plans to mobilize about 1,000 medical workers, including 272 doctors and 680 nurses.

Construction on the COVID-19 treatment hospital began on July 24./.