Mekong Delta’s largest ICU center put into operation
Medical workers are seen transferring a severely ill Covid-19 patient to the ICU Recovery Center in Can Tho City on August 16 – PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – A 200-bed ICU Recovery Center set up at the Can Tho Central General Hospital in Can Tho City was put into service yesterday, August 16, and admitted the first two severely-ill Covid-19 patients.
The two patients were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on July 23 and August 1. They were transferred to the ICU Recovery Center from the Can Tho City General Hospital while they were going through septic shock, severe pneumonia, respiratory failure and were falling into a coma, said Pham Thanh Phong, deputy director of the Can Tho Central General Hospital.
This ICU Recovery Center, the largest of its kind in the Mekong Delta, is among the 12 national ICU Recovery Centers established across the country by the Ministry of Health. It is in charge of receiving and treating severely- and critically-ill coronavirus patients in the delta.
The facility was set up in two weeks. It is equipped with a wide selection of hi-tech medical equipment.
The Can Tho Central General Hospital has sent nearly 100 medical workers who were well trained to treat coronavirus patients to the center.
As for the Covid situation in Can Tho, the city has reported more than 3,300 infections since July 8, and 22 local hospitals are treating Covid patients, with over 5,600 beds. Up to now, 1,405 cases have fully recovered, while 46 others had died.
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