Accordingly, all district-level and second-tier hospitals must be equipped with central oxygen systems, equipment and staff eligible to run the systems.

Troops sets up a temporary hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Binh Duong province.

In first-tier general hospitals and above, there must be at least 50 beds and 100 beds when necessary in intensive care departments, together with central oxygen systems and staff to provide emergency aid for patients in critical conditions.

Regional hospitals must quickly form emergency centres to receive COVID-19 patients in critical conditions so as to ease pressure on other hospitals.

Centrally-run hospitals were also required to expand intensive care departments.

Cities and provinces must review and ensure the supply of medical oxygen, absolutely prevent shortages in emergency aid and treatment.

Source: VNA