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HCM City exerts efforts in providing treatment for critical COVID-19 cases

The newly-set up resuscitation centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the current largest COVID-19 hotspot of Vietnam, has played an important role in providing treatment for severe cases which are on the increase.

Some 160 patients are being treated at the 1,000-bed hospital as of July 18, according to Doctor Tran Thanh Linh, deputy head of both Cho Ray Hospital’s intensive care unit and the newly-established hospital.

In addition, the Ministry of Health has mobilised over 530 medical workers from four hospitals in HCM City to the centre. Three northern localities - Phu Tho, Thanh Hoa and Hai Phong, and two central hospitals in Thanh Hoa and Vinh Phuc have also sent their medical staff to HCM City to help with the treatment of patients in critical conditions. 

The city’s Department of Health has also decided to transform the Go Vap General Hospital into a specialised facility for critical COVID-19 patients. The facility currently has 300 beds and will work to increase the number of beds to 500./.