04.08.2021, 15:26

Binh Duong to set up two Covid treatment hospitals for foreigners

Binh Duong to set up two Covid treatment hospitals for foreigners

A view of a field hospital in Binh Duong Province. The Binh Duong government has decided to set up two Covid-19 treatment hospitals to serve foreigners - PHOTO: MOH

HCMC - The Binh Duong government has decided to set up two Covid-19 treatment hospitals to exclusively serve foreigners in the province following a proposal from the provincial Department of Health.

The two are the Phuong Chi General Hospital in Hoa Phu Ward in Thu Dau Mot City, with a capacity of 50 beds, and the Van Phuc 1 General Hospital at 45 Ho Van Cong Street in Tuong Binh Hiep Ward, with 100 beds.

The two hospitals were told to ensure adequate infrastructure, human resources and medical equipment to serve foreign Covid patients and set hospital fees in line with prevailing regulations, while following Covid safety protocols.

The provincial government assigned the director of the Binh Duong Department of Health to work with the relevant agencies to issue regulations on the organization and operation of the two hospitals.

In addition, Binh Duong Province on August 3 put two more field hospitals with over 8,300 beds into operation, the local media reported.

The two field hospitals comprise the Field Hospital No. 3, with a capacity of 3,000 beds, at Viet Duc University in Ben Cat Town and the second branch of the Field Hospital No. 1 at the warehouse of BW Industrial Development JSC, with 5,300 beds.

Earlier, the Field Hospital No. 1 was set up at the WTC Exhibition Center - Binh Duong New City, with a capacity of 1,500 beds. The hospital has admitted and treated over 1,300 Covid patients and discharged 140 patients.

As of this morning, August 4, Binh Duong Province had reported 20,445 infections in the current fourth wave of the coronavirus, which began in late April, and 94 deaths. Over 1,790 patients have made a full recovery from the disease.

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