What is the Covid-19 treatment strategy in Ho Chi Minh City during the opening period?


Information on the Covid-19 treatment strategy during the opening period at the periodic press conference on disease prevention in Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of September 18, Doctor Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Deputy Director of the Department of Health Ho Chi Minh City, said the city is gradually easing social distancing based on the city’s epidemic situation. Only when it is safe to open the door and when opening the door must ensure safety.

Based on the epidemic situation, especially the vaccination rate in the area, the city will have a specific strategy. According to Dr. Chau, the city has now covered 90% of the 1st dose, is injecting the 2nd dose and is on track to reach 100% of the 2nd dose for people aged 18 and over.

Press conference on the afternoon of September 18

Thus, when a vaccine is available, TP will focus on managing F0s that appear in the community, and at the same time strengthen the treatment system from the hospital floors to ensure that F0 being treated at home are taken care of. Take good care, it will recover on its own.

Severe cases will be admitted to hospitals on the 2nd and 3rd floors to ensure treatment and limit the mortality rate.

In addition, the city will continuously monitor epidemiology, deploy tests to promptly detect risk subjects when infected to promptly receive monitoring and treatment.

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Doctor Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health informed at the press conference

Doctor Chau said the City People’s Committee assigned the People’s Committees of districts and Thu Duc City to establish a field hospital and according to the budget law, the payment of epidemic prevention and control funding falls under the authority of the local People’s Committees.

Usually a local hospital will be in charge of the field hospital.

Financially, the hospital that is responsible for managing the field hospital will be assigned by the District People’s Committees to be responsible for using the assigned budget estimates and other funding sources to purchase drugs, chemicals, and supplies. , equipment… to ensure the operation of these field hospitals.

More information about the death rate in the city, Dr. Chau said that the number of deaths in the chart is on a decreasing trend. However, the number of deaths reflects a long course of treatment from admission, severe progression and resuscitation. Currently, according to statistics, the city has about 1,000 patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

“The health sector is trying to save and treat serious cases, hopefully in the coming time the number of severe cases will decrease and decrease significantly,” said Dr. Chau.

Also at the press conference, information about the strategy of large-scale testing in the city according to Official Letter 3074, Doctor Nguyen Hong Tam, Deputy Director in charge of the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC), said that the city took sample according to “red zone”, “orange zone” 3 times in 7 days, do rapid test or PCR. “Yellow zone” and “green zone” perform pooled sample PCR test. For households with more than 5 people, 2 representatives will be taken, with a frequency of 5-7 days/time.

In case people take samples by themselves, they can save the data and submit it to the local health authority to save the results.

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Doctor Nguyen Hong Tam, Deputy Director in charge of Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) shared information at the press conference

Answering the reporter about whether performing a lot of nasal sampling affects the sense of smell and why not applying the sweat and saliva test, the TP psychologist is using the RT-PCR test and antigen test, using samples of nasopharyngeal, nasal and pharyngeal fluid.

According to Dr. Tam, in the world, testing by nasopharyngeal fluid is still the most popular. The techniques for taking samples of saliva, sweat, etc. are still very new, with insufficient facilities and limited supply.

Doctor Tam added that because the 4th round of TP vaccination was very concentrated to cover the 1st and 2nd shots, there was a delay in the data entry.

Injection teams will manually enter data, the data will be sent to the national portal. In case of missing or incorrect input, the Ministry of Information and Communications and HCDC also have instructions on how to correct and update.

Also at the press conference, Pham Duc Hai, Deputy Head of the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, said that the city entered the third day of implementing Official Dispatch 3072 of the City People’s Committee on epidemic prevention measures from the 16th. until September 30.

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Pham Duc Hai, Deputy Head of Ho Chi Minh City’s Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control chaired a press conference on the afternoon of September 18

Information on the epidemic situation, according to Mr. Hai, as of 6pm on September 17, there were 327,331 cases of disease detected in Ho Chi Minh City announced by the Ministry of Health, including 326,854 cases of infection in the community, 477 entry case.

TP is treating 41,152 patients, including 3,366 children under 16 years old, 2,420 critically ill patients on ventilators and 23 patients with ECMO intervention. On September 17, there were 2,270 patients discharged from the hospital (the cumulative total discharge from 1-1 up to now is 166,564), 165 cases of death on the day (the cumulative number of deaths from 1-1 up to now is 165 cases). 13,099).

Thus, in the past 3 days, the number of deaths in Ho Chi Minh City tended to be flat, on September 15 there were 160 deaths, on September 16 there were 166 cases, on September 17 it was 165 cases.

The total number of vaccines administered until September 17 is 8,667,552, of which the 1st dose is 6,713,412, the 2nd dose is 1,954,140, ​​the number of people vaccinated over 65 years old and those with underlying diseases is 1,013 .592.



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