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Hanoi opens 500-bed field hospital for severe coronavirus patients

Hanoi opens 500-bed field hospital for severe coronavirus patients

Wednesday, September 01, 2021, 12:28 GMT+7
Hanoi opens 500-bed field hospital for severe coronavirus patients
An aerial view of a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Hanoi authorities have put a field hospital for seriously-ill COVID-19 patients with more than 500 beds into operation in Hoang Mai District after just over one month of construction.

Covering an area of 3.5 hectares in the district’s Yen So Ward, construction of the hospital has been completed after it began on July 24.

Under the management of the Hanoi Medical University Hospital, the newly-built hospital functions as a facility with the most intensive treatment for COVID-19 patients in the capital and some northern provinces.

There are three zones in the hospital, including an administrative zone, a testing and warehouse zone, and an area of intensive care for critically ill patients with a capacity of 500 beds.

It is estimated that the hospital needs about 1,000 personnel, including 272 doctors and 680 nurses.

By Tuesday evening, Vietnam had documented 462,096 coronavirus infections, with 238,860 recoveries and 11,064 fatalities, the health ministry reported.

Since April 27, a new infection wave has spread to 62 out of the country’s 63 cities and provinces, except Cao Bang.

Ho Chi Minh City is topping the list with 221,254 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 114,788, Dong Nai Province with 23,766, Long An Province with 22,044, and Tien Giang Province with 9,652.

Hanoi has recorded 3,513 infections in this bout.

Every bed is equipped with a ventilator at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Every bed is equipped with a ventilator at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor walks past the emergency ward at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A doctor walks past the emergency ward at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A technician operates a computed tomography scan at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A technician operates a computed tomography scanner at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

An open corridor at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A walkway at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A technician operates a hematology analyzer at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A technician operates a hematology analyzer at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Inside an administrative room at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Inside an administrative room at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

An aerial view of a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

An aerial view of a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A disinfection hall at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A disinfection hall at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

An oxygen supply tank at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

An oxygen supply tank at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Inside the intensive care unit at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Inside the intensive care unit at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A dining room at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A dining room at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Medical workers from the Hanoi Medical University Hospital pose for a photo at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Medical workers from the Hanoi Medical University Hospital pose for a photo at a newly-built COVID-19 field hospital in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, August 31, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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