Speaking at the launch event of the COVID-19 vaccine fund on the evening of June 5 in Hanoi with the participation of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the Minister of Health emphasized: A year and a half has passed, representatives The COVID-19 pandemic has raged in the world, causing serious losses, claiming the lives of millions of people and upsetting the lives, economies and societies of countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not shown any signs of abating; COVID-19 vaccine solution is the most effective way to protect people’s lives and return to normal.
Most countries have been striving to achieve the goal of vaccine coverage for at least 2/3 of the population by the end of 2021, including Vietnam.
“This evening, the Prime Minister officially announced the Vaccine Fund for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, calling on the entire population to support and contribute to ensure a sustainable financial source for the fight against COVID-19 in our country. The images that we have just witnessed are eloquent evidence, beautifying the tradition of solidarity, patriotism and compassion of our people,” said Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.
According to Minister Nguyen Thanh Long: In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and organizations have shown their sense of responsibility to society and to the compatriots. The image of farmers sharing each bunch of vegetables, weighing rice for the anti-epidemic force, or the martyr’s mother coming to the government headquarters to support the money they have saved and saved has gone deep into our minds. ; The image of individuals, organizations and businesses contributing funds, wisdom and efforts has shown a noble social responsibility for the country.
“As the frontline force in the fight against the epidemic, we are truly touched and appreciate the sharing and companionship of the whole people and the whole society; this is the driving force that gives us strength to complete the tasks we have been given. The Party, the State and the people entrust them,” said the head of the health sector.
In order to be able to access vaccines in the context of global scarcity, the Ministry of Health has made great efforts to bring vaccines to Vietnam. More than 200 discussions, working and negotiations with organizations and vaccine manufacturers have been persistently carried out by the Ministry of Health since mid-2020, helping Vietnam to obtain 130 million doses of vaccine in 2021.
“The Ministry of Health is still continuing to discuss to achieve the target of 150 million doses to create herd immunity in 2021. All vaccines licensed by the Ministry of Health to be used and brought back to Vietnam are safe. and effective” – Minister Nguyen Thanh Long affirmed.
More than 12,000 health facilities and tens of thousands of health workers carried out the largest vaccination campaign with the three mottos “inject where it is safe”, “do not waste any dose of vaccine” and “do not waste any vaccine”. any fee” from the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.
Also according to Minister Nguyen Thanh Long, the Health sector has deployed the largest vaccination campaign in the history of the industry, in which the priority of vaccination safety is on top; This is also the difference of Vietnam compared to other countries. To date, more than 1.3 million doses of vaccine have been administered to subjects according to Government Resolution 21.
In the coming days, when the vaccine supply is more abundant, the health sector will mobilize all efforts to urgently and effectively carry out the vaccination campaign with the motto “inject where it is safe”.
“The COVID-19 Vaccine Fund is the people’s savings, the nation’s benevolent tradition. The people have given us their trust, so the effective use of every dollar of the Fund’s capital is salary. attention, responsibilities and obligations of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, governments at all levels and relevant ministries and branches.
On behalf of the health sector, I sincerely thank the close attention and direction of the Party, National Assembly, Government, Prime Minister, and Vietnam Fatherland Front; the timely support and support of ministries, branches, localities, business organizations and the whole people for the anti-epidemic forces in recent times,” said Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long.
According to Chinhphu.vn