Ho Chi Minh City changes the treatment plan for Covid-19 patients from 4 floors to 5 floors


On the evening of July 22, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City announced the adjustment of the plan to collect and treat Covid-19 patients in the context of a widespread epidemic in the city, according to a 5-storey treatment system.

Doctors check a multi-function monitor with 5 parameters of electrocardiogram, sp02, pulse, blood pressure, and temperature before receiving Covid-19 patients at Thu Dung field hospital for Covid-19 treatment No. Thuan Kieu, Plaza, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City). (Photo: HAI YEN)

Whereby, 1st floor is a facility to care for and monitor the health of F0 cases without symptoms, without stable underlying disease, not obese, isolated in concentrated isolation at facilities in the district. The facilities on this floor are responsible for screening asymptomatic Covid-19 patients with qualified test results for medical supervision at home and accommodation according to regulations; primary care and treatment of mild symptomatic Covid-19 cases; emergency treatment of cases with signs of serious changes before hospital transfer.

It is expected that the first floor will collect about 50% of the total number of F0 cases. According to the distribution of treatment beds corresponding to the scenarios, if HCMC has 50,000 F0 needs 25,000 beds, 80,000 F0 will need 40,000 beds and 100,000 F0 will need 50,000 beds.

2nd Floor are field hospitals collecting Covid-19 treatment. This tier will receive new F0 instances discovered in the community. These hospitals are responsible for treating symptomatic cases of Covid-19 with underlying medical conditions; emergency treatment of cases with signs of severe change before hospital transfer.

Floor 2 is expected to collect about 27% of the total number of F0 cases. According to the distribution of treatment beds corresponding to the scenarios, if the city has 50,000 F0 will need 13,500 beds, 80,000 F0 needs 21,600 beds and 100,000 F0 needs 27,000 beds.

Floor 3 are the 2nd class general hospitals converted into basic Covid-19 treatment hospitals, specializing in receiving F0 cases with moderate and severe symptoms, with or without many diseases. background logic. Besides, emergency resuscitation (ventilator) in some cases of severe change and emergency treatment of cases showing signs of severe change before hospital transfer.

It is expected that the 3rd floor will collect about 10% of the total number of F0 cases. According to the distribution of treatment beds corresponding to the scenarios, if the city has 50,000 F0 will need 5,000 beds, 80,000 F0 needs 8,000 beds and 100,000 F0 needs 10,000 beds.

4th floor are first-class general and specialized hospitals (and a few grade-two hospitals with strong specialized development) that have been converted into hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 with severe comorbidities requiring intervention. specialist treatment. To perform this function, in addition to needing more equipment like the 3rd floor, these hospitals need to be supplemented with high-function ventilators and continuous dialysis machines.

Hospitals for Covid-19 treatment with severe comorbidities are responsible for treating severe cases of Covid-19 due to underlying medical conditions or comorbidities. Besides, emergency resuscitation (machine ventilation, continuous dialysis) in severe cases.

Floor 4 is expected to collect about 8% of the total number of F0 cases. According to the distribution of treatment beds corresponding to the scenarios, if the city has 50,000 F0 will need 4,000 beds, 80,000 F0 needs 6,400 beds and 100,000 F0 needs 8,000 beds.

5th floor As a Covid-19 resuscitation hospital, these are hospitals fully equipped with modern resuscitation facilities, tasked with intensive resuscitation for critical Covid-19 cases. These hospitals must ensure an adequate supply of drugs for the treatment of Covid-19 patients with severe and critical symptoms according to the protocol of the Ministry of Health.

It is expected that the 5th floor will collect about 5% of the total number of F0 cases. According to the distribution of treatment beds corresponding to the scenarios, if the city has 50,000 F0 will need 2,500 beds, 80,000 F0 needs 4,000 beds and 100,000 F0 needs 5,000 beds.



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