Hanoi prepares 5,000 hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, 2021-07-20 18:23:14
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Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Hanoi is working to ready 5,000 hospital beds for COVID-19 patients as the pandemic is developing complicatedly and unpredictably in the city.

Chairing an online meeting of the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 20, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh stressed that the capital has carried out strong and drastic measures to fight the pandemic, as clearly shown in the People’s Committee’s recently-issued Dispatch 15.

The effective implementation of the dispatch requires the engagement of the entire political system and the high consensus and support of citizens, he stated, emphasising the need for strict punishment of any violations.

Tran Thi Phuong Lan, Acting Director of the Department of Industry and Trade, affirmed Hanoi ensures the supply of goods, food and food stuffs, so people do not need to stock up on them.

She said that the department has instructed businesses to stock up on goods three times higher than usual within three months, while working to ensure the smooth circulation of commodities.

According to the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the city has recorded 725 cases, including 296 detected in the community, and 198 in centrally-run hospitals in the fourth wave of the pandemic since April 27.