The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi is currently hosting 10 patients in their treatment area who may potentially be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), let’s take a closer view at the premises.
So far there have been 44 COVID-19 patients recorded in Vietnam with a total of 16 being discharged from hospital. The remaining 28 patients are currently being treated in hospitals nationwide, including a group of 10 patients, made up of six foreign nationals and four local people, who are in isolation at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district of Hanoi.
A view of the arrival area directly in front of the isolation area at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases
Doctor Than Manh Hung, deputy head of the emergency department of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, says that all 10 COVID-19 patients remain in stable health condition.
So far only two cases have been showing fever-like symptoms.
Several of the patients are elderly and have health problems such as diabetes or a high blood pressure.
All six foreign patients who are transferred from the provinces of Lao Cai and Quang Ninh are receiving treatment at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
Patients who came into direct contact with confirmed cases are classified as F1, whilst those who came into close contact are classified as F2, with all patients moving into isolation after recording negative test results. Following this, doctors will continue to monitor each case, with additional tests being carried out after three days, seven days, and 10 days.
Despite being under quarantine at a military school belonging to the Hanoi Capital High Command in Son Tay town on the outskirts of the capital, people in isolation are still ensured a balanced diet with plenty of nutrition.
Both historical relic sites and popular tourist destinations located throughout Hanoi have been temporary closed whilst thorough disinfectant measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are carried out.