Hai Duong's third field hospital established at 'lightning speed'
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On February 6, the field Hospital No.3, which was renovated from the 5,000-square-meter of Sao Do University, completed construction.
This facility is a three-story building, located far away from a residential area. The first floor is turned into the patient-receiving area, where testing and treating equipment are also stored.
The remaining floors are patient rooms and some function rooms.
In early February, vehicles from Da Nang carried equipment from Tien Son Field Hospital to Sao Do University to install the makeshift hospital to curb the new recurrence of COVID-19 pandemic in Hai Duong.
All engineers and workers on site have their health checked and monitored by the Hai Duong Center for Disease Control throughout the construction process.
The construction workers work from 7 am to 23 pm every day to timely complete the hospital on schedule.
More than 200 people from many units have been mobilized to construct and renew the whole construction, from painting, tiling, rebuilding the floor, installing electricity, water, Internet.
Over 50 soldiers in Hai Duong province have joined in to assist the construction contractors to speed up the progress.
The hospital has a total of 239 beds. When needed, it can raise its capacity to 300. Beds are separated by a partition to limit infection. There are two types of rooms: 16 beds or 24 beds.
Patient's rooms are simply designed, with interiors include a bed, fan, trash can, locker, chair, fire protection system, camera, Internet, emergency button.
Every day, medical staff conduct disinfection spray to the construction environment is safe.
The field hospital No.1 is located at Chi Linh Medical Center, operating from January 29th, can treat up to 300 patients at a time. Field hospital No. 2 located at Hai Duong Medical Technical University. It has 200 beds, with a maximum capacity of 400.
After 12 days of community infection, Hai Duong recorded 293 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases is large but different from Da Nang, Hai Duong's patients are mostly young workers with no underlying health issues.
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