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19/03/2020 - 16:10

New COVID-19 testing facility will be established for Thua Thien Hue 

In a meeting between Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health and Thua Thien Hue Provincial People's Committee on the afternoon of March 18, an agreement was reached to establish a COVID-19 testing facility for the province.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son - Deputy Minister of Health (second right) talking with the leaders of Hue Central Hospital 2, which is designated for isolating and treating patients infected with COVID-19

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son - Deputy Minister of Health (second right) talking with the leaders of Hue Central Hospital 2, which is designated for isolating and treating patients infected with COVID-19

In line with this policy, the Deputy Minister of Health also fully supported Thua Thien Hue to perform the second test for F1 subjects before completing the isolation time.

After the meeting at the headquarters, the Deputy Minister and the delegation of the Ministry of Health visited the isolation and treatment area of COVID-19 patients at Hue Central Hospital 2.

At the meeting with the delegation of the Ministry of Health, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of the Provincial Steering Committee on COVID-19 disease prevention Phan Ngoc Tho and members reported on the disease prevention in Thua Thien Hue.

By noon 18/3, Thua Thien Hue has had 93 suspected cases of COVID-19 cases tested. Two cases were tested positive, 80 cases were tested negative, and 11 cases are waiting for the results.

The whole province is tracking and quarantining 68 F1 cases, of which 3 are under special supervision.

Below are images from the Ministry of Health’s visit to Hue Central Hospital 2:

The Ministry of Health checking the isolation and treatment at Hue Central Hospital 2 on the afternoon of 18/3

The Ministry of Health checking the isolation and treatment at Hue Central Hospital 2 on the afternoon of 18/3

Inside the quarantine area and treatment area for patients infected with COVID-19

Inside the quarantine area and treatment area for patients infected with COVID-19

The inspection team of the Ministry of Health highly appreciated the preparation and treatment of COVID-19 patients at Hue Central Hospital 2

The inspection team of the Ministry of Health highly appreciated the preparation and treatment of COVID-19 patients at Hue Central Hospital 2

Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son on the phone with COVID-19 patients

Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son on the phone with COVID-19 patients

Hue Central Hospital 2 has the ability to admit and treat 500 people, and can expand the capacity to 1,000 people

Hue Central Hospital 2 has the ability to admit and treat 500 people, and can expand the capacity to 1,000 people

Doctors remotely treating and checking up on the two patients infected with COVID-19

Doctors remotely treating and checking up on the two patients infected with COVID-19 

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son presented gifts, encouragement and thanks to the doctors and nurses who are working day and night to "fight against the COVID-19 enemy" at Hue Central Hospital 2

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son presented gifts, encouragement and thanks to the doctors and nurses who are working day and night to "fight against the COVID-19 enemy" at Hue Central Hospital 2

Story and photos: Dong Van – Nhat Minh

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