DANANG – After 30 days of being locked down and used to mainly treat Covid-19 patients, Danang Hospital, which is believed to be the source of the second Covid-19 outbreak among the community in Vietnam since July 24, is getting ready to reopen its doors and receive patients.
The Danang City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on August 25 signed a decision permitting Danang Hospital to reopen. In addition to the decision, the Department of Health offered a four-stage operation plan for the city’s largest general hospital to ensure safety.
Accordingly, from August 26, 2020, to August 28, 2020, Danang Hospital will prepare for the reopening, including disinfecting the entire hospital.
Two weeks after August 28, the hospital will be accepting patients with the most severe emergencies, apart from continuing to treat patients with kidney failure by hemodialysis and dispensing drugs for outpatients with peritoneal dialysis and after kidney transplantation and surgical operations.
In the third phase in the next two weeks, the hospital’s specialized examination departments will be opened in a step-by-step manner. All medical treatments will be done in the fourth phase, depending on the development of the pandemic.
Late afternoon on August 25, the committee also updated the citywide situation over the pandemic.
It found seven new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of Covid-19 patients in the city since July to 386. Meanwhile, 128 patients have fully recovered.
By Nhan Tam