Hue Central Hospital prepares to fight coronavirus epidemic

February 06, 2020 | 10:52
Hue Central Hospital on February 2 held a rehearsal on prevention and fight against the acute respiratory infection caused by the new strain of coronavirus at its satellite hospital in Phong Dien district.
hue central hospital prepares to fight coronavirus epidemic

Phan Ngoc Tho, Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee and head of the province’s steering committee for coronavirus epidemic prevention and fight, supervised the activity.

The rehearsal involved doctors, nurses, and medical staff from the emergency department, department of tropical diseases, as well as the department of paediatrics, among others. It aimed to increase the units' activity, readiness, skills, and efficiency when any nCoV-suspicious cases are detected in the province or neighbouring ones.

hue central hospital prepares to fight coronavirus epidemic

Prof. Dr Pham Nhu Hiep, director of Hue Central Hospital, said that the hospital is one of the three hospitals that the Ministry of Health (MoH) assigned to treat serious cases, or any coronavirus infection in the Central and Central Highlands regions lying between Quang Binh and Phu Yen province.

“Hue Central Hospital has three isolated areas that offer highly professional treatment. It has taken a great effort and many measures to ensure readiness to fight the nCoV epidemic,” noted Hiep.

Together with the rehearsal, Hue Central Hospital has presented thousands of single-use gauze masks to patients. In the upcoming days, the work will continue.

As the fatal epidemic is taking on a wider scale, on January 31, Thua Thien-Hue People’ Committee issued a document, asking healthcare units to ensure the supply of gauze masks, bactericide, and other necessities, while tightening selling prices and the quality of materials and medical equipment so as to prevent profiteering and fake products.

According to the chairman, by February 2, no coronavirus infection had been reported in the province.

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