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

08/30/2021 11:00 AM

VGP - A 500-bed COVID-19 hospital for severe and critical COVID-19 patients in Ha Noi and northern localities will be put into operation on September 1 after one month of construction.

Located in Yen So ward, Hoang Mai district, the COVID-19 treatment hospital has 500 beds and all rooms are equipped with high-tech devices including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera system to monitor patients' condition.

The makeshift hospital is among the capital city's contingency plans to deal with the pandemic.

As the second facility of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital, it will serve as a national Covid-19 intensive care unit that provides treatment for patients in severe and critical conditions and technical support for other 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 makeshift hospital began on July 24.

According to the municipal Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, Ha Noi has recorded more than 3,326 patients since the resurgence of the virus in late April./.

By Kim Anh