20 Oct 2021
Celebratory performance by Hoan My front line medical staff, Hoan My Thu Duc Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 2021
After more than two months serving as an emergency Covid-19 treatment centre, on 20 October 2021, Hoan My Thu Duc COVID-19 Hospital once again resumed its services as Hoan My International General Hospital. This marks the end of a historic period, where Hoan My Thu Duc became the first private hospital in Vietnam to dedicate its entire facilities to treating patients infected with COVID-19. The emergency centre served those affected in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces during one of the most demanding periods of the fourth wave of the virus.
Over the past two months, hospital staff have placed their undivided focus on treating nearly 800 COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe symptoms. The patients received comprehensive care both during and after the period they were infected with the virus, with effective treatment predominantly limiting long-term consequences (sequelae), and enabling a quick recovery. Many severe and critical patients were treated and recovered well. The hospital admitted a high number of pregnant mothers who were F0 cases (confirmed as infected), and staff were able to safely deliver their babies. The hospital also provided special care for mothers and children to ensure that there was zero cross-infection and that they could be safely discharged, much to the relief of their families and the medical teams.