Ho Chi Minh City makes every effort to help F0 get treatment at home to quickly access medical care

On November 25, at a regular press conference on the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Pham Duc Hai, Deputy Head of the City’s Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, said the city’s view In Ho Chi Minh City, anyone who discovers that he or she is positive must quickly access the local medical station and mobile medical station. The approach is intended to educate F0 specifically about health care, while also providing treatment.

Pham Duc Hai, Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, information at the press conference on the afternoon of November 25

“According to statistics, Ho Chi Minh City currently has about 57,000 F0 patients treated at home. Therefore, the city is making efforts to help them have access to medical stations and mobile medical stations. However, due to the force of There are few, for example, there are wards with only 10 medical staff but the population is up to 170,000 people – that is, 1 person serves 17,000 people, such a large number of F0 is also the reason why they have slow access to health care” – Mr. Hai emphasized.

According to Mr. Hai, in order to strengthen the capacity of mobile medical stations and wards and commune health stations, Ho Chi Minh City is planning to have mechanisms and policies for this force, such as coordinating with the City Command, coordinate with the Department of Health to strengthen military medicine to support the locality, assist mobile medical stations and wards and commune health centers to create all conditions for F0 to receive support soon.

“We ask that, but there are units in the locality that are not good, suggest people call other places such as the 115 emergency center, the district health center, the ward People’s Committee … to have many other quick roads. access to doctor’s advice as well as receive medicine bags for treatment” – Mr. Hai said.

Also at the press conference, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, Chief of Office of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, said that updating information on the Covid-19 situation, Ho Chi Minh City recorded an increase in F0 after the opening period from production facilities and activities in the area.

Ho Chi Minh City makes efforts to help F0 treat at home quickly access medical care - Photo 2.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, Chief of Office of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, information at the press conference on the afternoon of November 25

“Before opening, Ho Chi Minh City had foreseen. That’s why, wherever the city opens, evaluate and confirm it’s safe to go there” – Ms. Mai affirmed.

According to Ms. Mai, currently, vaccination activities against Covid-19 are proceeding very quickly, with wide coverage, however, recently, the number of F0 tends to increase. Typically in the past 3 days, F0 new cases are increasing, such as on November 21, there were 1,547 cases, on November 23 there were 1,204 cases, on November 24 it was 1,066 and today (November 25) more than 1,500 cases.

“In the face of the increase in new cases, we have made great efforts in implementing measures to prevent, manage and treat F0. F0 increases, so the number of Covid-19 patients who died also increased slightly. According to statistics, the deaths are people over 65 years old and people who have not been vaccinated,” said Mai.

According to Ms. Mai, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City has a number of flexible strategies, effective control, advising the City People’s Committee on treatment options, regulations on coordination with treatment facilities with other localities. table. The Department of Health has also issued a document to guide health care packages for F0 at home – version 1.6, with specific instructions on drug packages and handling F0 under new normal conditions.

In addition, the Department of Health has coordinated with departments – branches, People’s Committees of districts – to set up 8 groups on Zalo divided by district – district… to discuss professional activities and best support everyone, especially F0 is treating at home.

Information about patients reporting not being able to access local health care in case of necessity, Ms. Mai said that the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City has issued a document to correct cases where medical staff and medical facilities do not respond, or not accept the patient. At the same time, set up 10 inspection teams in districts and Thu Duc city, ensuring that when people call, the health sector must respond. Strengthen the hotline 1022 with the participation of more than 200 doctors to advise F0 at home, re-establish the network of companion doctors…, how to give F0 maximum support.

In addition, hospitals in the area are not allowed to refuse people with symptoms, people with common diseases, screening screening to prevent Covid-19 from entering the hospital. Currently, medical staff has been mobilized to strengthen 3-storey hospitals, mobile medical stations and a number of districts with rapidly increasing F0; continue to coordinate with the Ho Chi Minh City Oriental Medicine Association to supplement and provide treatment for F0 at home.

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