Mar 22, 2020 / 21:31

Rumors on Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi under lockdown untrue

The Hanoitimes - Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi city still carries out medical examination and emergency as usual.

The information that Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi is locked down due to the detection of two coronavirus infections here is false, Kinh Te & Do Thi reported.

The hospital carries out medical examination and emergency as usual. However, to ensure the safety for patients, the hospital has halted the medical services not covered by health insurance to avoid crowds in the inpatient area.

 Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi is not locked down. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn

Some other patients will be provided medicines enough to be used at home for two months to avoid hospital congestion.

To protect patients and their relatives, the hospital recommended that everyone entering the hospital should have their body temperature checked and wear face masks.

To avoid crowds, the hospital has suspended delivery of goods to its gates and ban motorbike taxi in its campus.

Currently, the hospital has provided hand sanitizers at positions which are at high risk of exposure such as elevators, doors, among others.

Bach Mai Hospital’s Infection Control Department has coordinated with the Hanoi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to sterilize the hospital’s campus.

Two nurses working at the hospital were confirmed positive with the coronavirus on March 20, becoming the first medical staff in Vietnam infected with the virus.

Vietnam has reported 106 coronavirus cases at the time of writing, of them seventeen have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Hanoi now has 29 active coronavirus-infected cases, the largest number in Vietnam.