The Saigon Times
HCMC – As of October 27 as many as 22 health care centers and hospitals in HCMC have been qualified to conduct tests for Covid-19 the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Among the 22 facilities, nine under the ministries and departments are the HCMC Pasteur Institute, the HCMC Public Health Institute, the Southern Military Center for Preventive Medicine, the Cho Ray Hospital, the HCMC Medical University Hospital, the Center for Standardization and Quality Control in Medical Laboratory of HCMC, the Thong Nhat Hospital, the Military Hospital 175 and the Military Hospital 7A.
Eight other public centers and hospitals under the municipal Department of Health comprise the HCMC Center for Disease Control, the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the Children’s Hospital 1 the HCMC Children’s Hospital, the Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital, the Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, the Thu Duc Hospital and the District 2 Hospital.
The remaining five facilities consist of three private hospitals—FV Hospital, Gia An Hospital and Hoan My Saigon General Hospital—and two veterinary centers, Veterinary Centers for Region VI and VII.
The municipal Department of Health told these facilities to bear responsibility for maintaining their capacity for Covid-19 testing,
Hospitals and healthcare centers in the city which have yet to be qualified for Covid-19 tests were asked to proactively work with the qualified facilities to send samples there for testing and promptly map out plans to conduct Covid-19 tests prior to December 31 in line with the Ministry of Health’s directives.
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