At the meeting of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 prevention in Hanoi on May 7, Mr. Hoang Duc Hanh, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said that the testing capacity of Hanoi is currently 15,000 samples per day, but the Department Health requires units to make efforts to increase the capacity to 2-3 times. Recently, Hanoi City has tested the antigen with results after 30 minutes. The Department of Health will propose Hanoi City to buy more for a quick risk assessment.
Mr. Chu Xuan Dung, Vice Chairman of Hanoi City People’s Committee directed at the meeting
The representative of Thuong Tin district said that with 9 cases in the area, it was isolated in 3 villages, To Hieu commune with 6,000 people; announce the locations where the F0 cases have gone to review F1, F2; spray disinfection and continue tracing; Stop all crowded activities …
Thanh Tri district said at Hospital K Tan Trieu had 11 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2. From April 16 to now, 16,395 people came to the examination and 16,511 people treated. Particularly, the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery (where there were SARS-CoV-2 positive patients) had 102 patients coming to this department for treatment, with 30 medical staff. The district has coordinated with related units to take 550 samples from the hospital to 130 vendors in the surrounding area; closing stores around the hospital; establish many medical control posts; ready plans to ensure essentials for service quarantine.
Director of the Department of Health Tran Thi Nhi Ha said that the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases announced that there is no room to receive Covid-19 patients, so the department has regulated and tonight will put 11 cases of Covid-19 in the hospital. K Tan Trieu treated at Thanh Nhan Hospital and strictly followed epidemic prevention measures, ensuring maximum safety. The city will open more concentrated isolation areas in Dong Anh and Son Tay field hospitals, ready to plan 300 cases with 15,000 cases to be isolated.
Tan Trieu K Hospital currently has 11 cases positive for SARS-CoV-2
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Chu Xuan Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi City, requested to continue strengthening the prevention of transmission from quarantine facilities; ensure compliance with regulations. Isolation area must have surveillance camera. Request the Department of Information and Communication to review the city report to comply with regulations. The localities shall direct the police force to review, detect and strictly handle cases of illegal entry. During this epidemic, an outbreak appeared in hospitals, so hospitals in the city had to do well in epidemic prevention because if a hole was left in the front line, the condition for medical examination and treatment was very difficult. We will advise in the evening that the Chairman of the City People’s Committee will issue a specific instruction document on this.
Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee urged the units to urgently take advantage of the time to quickly trace cases related to cases at Tan Trieu K Hospital; check, take samples to test the area around the hospital to assess the risks.
At this time, Hanoi City has no gap or blockade. Local authorities need to continue propaganda so that people can actively prevent epidemics. The city will raise a level of measures to ensure safety. During the last 2 days of the week, the units must ensure uninterrupted information, ready for all situations.