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Ho Chi Minh City adds 33 mobile medical stations amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Ho Chi Minh City adds 33 mobile medical stations amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 18:09 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City adds 33 mobile medical stations amidst rising COVID-19 cases
Health workers carry a bed at a makeshift COVID-19 hospital in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Hien / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has ordered the establishment of an additional 33 mobile medical stations to assist in COVID-19 treatment given the recent rebound in coronavirus infections.

These medical stations are aimed at providing treatment for COVID-19 patients who are quarantined at home.

They will be an addition to 222 facilities in operation across the city.

Of the 33 new stations, 20 are to be located in District 12, eight in Binh Chanh District, four in Hoc Mon District, and one in Binh Tan District, Tang Chi Thuong, director of the municipal health department, stated in a document on Tuesday.

They will be managed by city-level and district-level hospitals.

The health department requested authorities in all districts and Thu Duc City to closely supervise the treatment and medicine supply for COVID-19 patients at home and at treatment facilities.

Residents who have yet to be vaccinated against the disease must be promptly provided with the shots, it added.

Ho Chi Minh City has been the hardest-hit locality since the fourth outbreak started in Vietnam on April 27, with more than 441,000 local infections.

Health workers have administered more than 13.6 million vaccine doses, with over 5.8 million out of nine million people in the metropolis fully inoculated.

The city had implemented social distancing measures at various levels since May 31 before loosening restrictions in October thanks to positive results in prevention and control efforts as well as a high vaccination rate.

However, the number of patients has seen signs of rising over the past days, especially in suburban districts, according to the municipal steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.

The city recorded 1,009, 1,326, and 1,276 new infections on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, respectively.

As of Tuesday, more than 35,000 coronavirus patients in the city were being quarantined and treated at home.

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