Long An asks for help, Dong Nai prepares 8,000 beds for Covid-19 treatment

Working with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on July 28, leaders of Long An province asked to support 40 ventilators and 460 treatment doctors, nurses, testing technicians… Dong Nai prepared a plan of 8,000 Covid-19 treatment bed.

According to the People’s Committee of Long An, as of this morning, the province recorded 4,559 community Covid-19 cases, of which 3,862 cases were assigned codes by the Ministry of Health. This province is treating 3,251 cases of Covid-19, 4 cases have been transferred to hospital, 439 people have been cured, 42 people have died. Currently, there are 15 mechanical ventilation cases, 132 oxygen ventilation cases, 184 symptomatic cases and 1,942 asymptomatic cases. The three districts that recorded the most cases were Can Giuoc, Duc Hoa and Ben Luc.

In the first 9 days of implementing social distancing according to Directive No. 16, the epidemic situation was extremely complicated and unpredictable. The number of new cases continuously increased (2,295 cases) due to the province’s promotion of testing and screening in the community.

Chairman of Long An Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Ut said the province has 16 isolation and treatment facilities for F0, with 5,070 hospital beds. The number of deaths increased due to patients with underlying diseases, old age, and rapid progression of the disease.

Long An proposed the Government to support 40 ventilators, 100 doctors with experience in treating Covid-19 patients, 300 nurses, 50 testing technicians and 10 experts in infection control.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked Long An to continue strictly implementing social distancing measures, mobilizing all possible resources to focus on fighting the epidemic, strictly controlling production, and avoiding disease outbreaks. in densely populated areas.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited and encouraged doctors and nurses at Tan Tru District Field Hospital. Photo: Thanh My

“Special attention must be paid to those who have already been vaccinated, because sometimes vaccinations are also infected, but only mild symptoms. When the infection is unknown, it is easy to infect others. War production is absolutely not have freedom of movement,” the deputy prime minister said.

Mr. Dam also praised Long An for coordinating and organizing to bring people from the western provinces in Ho Chi Minh City to their hometown. He suggested the province continue to support Ho Chi Minh City, especially food such as cleaned and prepackaged cooking ingredients, industrial rice packages in boxes to easily support residents. , in the blockade.

Dong Nai prepare a plan of 8,000 beds for Covid-19 treatment when the number of infections in this province is expected to increase in the near future.

On July 28, reporting to the delegation of the Ministry of Health, Doctor Phan Huy Anh Vu, Director of the Dong Nai Department of Health, said that by this morning, the whole province had recorded 3,269 Covid-19 cases, of which Bien Hoa 1,735 cases, Nhon Trach 390 cases, Vinh Cuu 381 cases, Thong Nhat 186 cases…

Of these, 3,077 are being treated, 182 have recovered, and 10 have died.

Dong Nai currently has 4,200 beds for Covid-19 treatment, is planning to expand the field hospital with a total of 8,000 beds and possibly 10,000 beds if the number of cases increases. In which, 140 beds for emergency resuscitation.

Long Thanh General Hospital has prepared 300 beds specializing in the treatment of serious patients.

The Dong Nai health sector assesses the rapid and complicated spread of the disease. Testing capacity of 6,000 samples, equivalent to 30,000 aggregate samples (10 people) per day, is still unsatisfactory.

“Dong Nai is very short of testing machines, leading to slow testing, slow return of results, detecting positive cases in the community for isolation and slow treatment,” Vu said. Dong Nai is planning to distance itself right at the worker’s dormitory.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu, Director of Hanoi Medical University Hospital said that Dong Nai needs to implement treatment with the “3-storey tower” strategy – asymptomatic patients, mildly symptomatic patients and critically ill patients. Based on the classification of severe and mild symptoms, people infected with Covid-19 are received, cared for and treated by hospitals of the respective “floor”.

“In order to succeed in the pandemic, there must be 3 distinct layers, the relationship between the floors must be close, not to let patients get seriously ill, not to go to different levels without knowing it,” said Dr. Hieu.

Field Hospital No. 6 has more than 1,000 beds at the dormitory of Dong Nai University.  It is expected that Dong Nai will establish more field hospitals to increase the capacity of 8,000 beds.  Photo: Phuoc Tuan

Field Hospital No. 6 has more than 1,000 beds in the Dormitory of Dong Nai University. Photo: Phuoc Tuan

Dr. Hoang Quoc Cuong, Deputy Director of the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, said he is ready to help Dong Nai clear the current “bottleneck” in testing. “Dong Nai needs to establish a sample coordination committee, apply information technology in the sample distribution system, from the province to the facility. For high-risk groups, single samples should be tested,” said Dr. Cuong.

Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan suggested that Dong Nai should strictly implement Directive 16+, strive to protect green areas, and strengthen “4 on the spot” to prevent epidemics. In the short term, when the capacity of PCR testing is limited, the province needs to flexibly use rapid tests to detect F0 cases brought out of the community early.

At the same time, the province needs to quickly complete the intensive care beds, especially ventilators; continue to expand and complete the intensive care and treatment areas for F0 patients with a scenario of 10,000 cases. In addition, Dong Nai also urgently needs to set up a coordination center for epidemic prevention, when a vaccine is available, it must be injected immediately.

Phuoc Tuan – Hoang Nam


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