On October 13, presiding over the online meeting on disease prevention with the provincial health departments, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long, acting Minister of Health, said the prevention of epidemic Covid-19 in the immediate future, there are still many difficulties, which are expected to last until the end of 2021. According to Mr. Long, the translation in the community is now “basically clean”, the past 41 days there have been no cases in the community but it can appear anytime, anywhere.
The risk of epidemic infiltration in our country is very high
Recalling the warning that the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic in the springtime will be fierce, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long affirmed that this time is very important to implement preventive measures. Acting Minister assigned localities in October 2020 to submit detailed response plans to the Covid-19 epidemic to the Ministry of Health. It is necessary to review all the scenarios in Covid-19 prevention, since the discovery of the case in the hospital, in the factory with thousands of workers, in the community … Along with that, training must be done. to have the person operating the ventilator; prepare scenarios for treatment according to each disease level … “The risk of epidemic infiltration in Vietnam is very high. Must be mentally ready to prepare everything necessary because epidemics can happen at any time in the area. “- emphasized acting minister.
At the online conference, Associate Professor, Dr. Tran Nhu Duong, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, affirmed that in the prevention of epidemics, the traceability of F1 cases (case exposure) is an important factor . The health sector does not allow isolating F1 cases at home. The faster the tracing and quarantine the better. Leaders of the Ministry of Health also said that the role of directors of provincial health departments; Heads of medical establishments and medical examination and treatment establishments are very important in disease prevention and control.
Dr. Nguyen Trong Khoa, Deputy Director of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment – Ministry of Health, said that there are a number of hospitals that are unsafe according to the Covid-19 prevention and safety assessment criteria at the medical facility and must close the door. This unit is working closely with the local health department to correct and require full application of safety measures.
Health facilities strengthen control of the Covid-19 epidemic Photo: LE BAO
According to the Center for Emergency Response to the Public Health Events of Vietnam, currently the world has recorded more than 37 million cases, more than 1 million deaths due to Covid-19 in 216 countries and territories. In Europe, many countries began to re-impose strict restrictions to prevent outbreaks.
Before the Covid-19 epidemic that had returned in many countries, Vietnam could not be subjective, neglect, but it was necessary to further strengthen prevention measures. Notably, the North is entering the time of season change, the Central suffers a long-term rain and flood causing great damage, the risk of SARS-CoV-2 spreading very quickly in cold and humid weather.
In Vietnam, coming, about 4 commercial flights a day landing at Noi Bai airport (Hanoi city) with more than 1,000 people entering is also a big risk when these people are quarantined in in hotel, they may be able to shorten the quarantine period if 2 consecutive tests within 7 days are negative for SARS-CoV-2. Recently, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked ministries, agencies and localities to strictly manage the entry, at least within 28 days, including 14 days of concentrated isolation and 14 days of medical supervision. .
Dang Quang Tan, Director of the Preventive Medicine Department – Ministry of Health, said the Ministry of Health is cooperating with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete the entry procedure guidelines for passengers on commercial flights. trade. Members are trying to make this process possible to submit to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 epidemic control and to issue it as soon as possible.
On October 13, the Ministry of Health announced three new cases of Covid-19, all of whom were on entry, and immediately quarantined. Up to now, there are 1,113 cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has issued an urgent dispatch on the paid medical isolation plan for experts, investors, and skilled workers in the city. Accordingly, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City does not resolve dossiers to propose quarantine plans for units inviting experts from 7 provinces: Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Long An. , Tien Giang. For other provinces and cities with units inviting experts but wishing to isolate in Ho Chi Minh City (due to entry to Tan Son Nhat international airport), the People’s Committee of the province or city sends a written request for isolation assistance in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM City People’s Committee.