To handle the surge in infections, the city has set up two temporary hospitals for COVID-19 patients in Thu Duc city and Binh Chanh district, both converted from resettlement apartment buildings.

Taking samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo for illustration)

Each of the hospital accommodates 3,000 beds, pushing the total number of beds in four temporary hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in HCM City to 12,000.

Hundreds of the city Command and thousands of medical workers from hospitals across the city have been deployed to the four facilities.

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said on July 7 that his ministry will mobilize about 10,000 medical workers to aid HCM City in the pandemic combat.

The ministry has also sent a document to the Ministry of National Defense, calling for the assistance from military medical forces in the city.

Source: VNA