Public hospitals in HCMC set aside beds for Covid-19 patients

Public hospitals in HCMC set aside beds for Covid-19 patients

The HCMC Department of Health on Thursday asked all public hospitals in the city to set aside at least 10 percent of hospital beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients amid a surge in hospitalizations and deaths and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
A pregnant woman infected with SARS-CoV-2 having a cesarean section in Hoan My Covid-19 Treatment Hospital (Photo: SGGP)

Private healthcare facilities need city’s support in Covid-19 treatment

According to the plan of prevention and control of the pandemic after September 15, the HCMC Department of Health has called on all the community’s resources, including the private healthcare system to participate in Covid-19 treatment. However, there is still not any support policy to encourage private medical facilities to join the fight against the virus.
Doctors of Hanoi Medical University Hospital are discussing one Covid-19 case with their colleagues in lower-leveled hospitals. (Photo: SGGP)

Telehealth actively used in Covid-19 treatment for remote areas

As the Covid-19 pandemic becomes increasingly complicated, traveling between regions encounters more difficulties. Meanwhile, severe cases of various diseases, including Covid-19, need transferring to higher-leveled hospital for more professional treatment as soon as possible. Thanks to the introduction of Telehealth, a platform for distance medical diagnosis and treatment, many lives will be save in time.

Health experts are discussing serious Covid-19 cases online. (Photo: SGGP)

AI increasingly used in Covid-19 treatment nationwide

Director of the Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Luong Ngoc Khue has just shared with the press about the development of specific AI-based software to quickly detect the highly risky among Covid-19 patients so that timely treatments could be provided to avoid morality.

Many localities open field hospitals for Covid-19 treatment

Many localities open field hospitals for Covid-19 treatment

Amid the current surge of Covid-19 patients in the public along with a huge number of immigrants, additional field hospitals have been established contributing to prevention, detection, quarantine and treatment of Covid-19 patients and suspected cases.