Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam sent his thank-you to all organizations and individuals who have contributed to the establishment of a field hospital in a very short time. Each hospital as an additional weapon will greatly contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
He expressed his gratitude for the contribution by frontline health care workers and scientists from the military as well as the consensus of all residents. He believed that the hospital will receive not only dwellers in District 6 but also inhabitants from neighboring districts to help the goal of tackling the pandemic.
Deputy PM Dam said that many students in corners of the country can’t come to schools because of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, all forces should together control the pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City and other areas.
On behalf of the Central Military Commission of the Ministry of National Defense, Senior Lieutenant General Vo Minh Luong, Deputy Minister of National Defense thanked Mr. Dam’s direction expecting to receive more instruction so that the army can perform well its epidemic prevention and control in the coming time.
He asked the 5G infectious field hospital to closely work with hospitals in the region, especially Military Hospital 175, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City to provide professional assistance as well as medical equipment. He expected the hospital leaders to pay attention to support medical staff, doctors, volunteers, and other forces in taking care of Covid-19 patients.
According to Colonel Associate Professor Nguyen Van Nam, Deputy Director of 103 Military Hospital, cum Director of 5G infectious field hospital, the hospital has 300 beds, including 50 beds for intensive care. The hospital can be expanded to 500 beds including 80 intensive care beds.