Ho Chi Minh City has gradually resumed economic activities and essential services after prolonged strict social distancing, the city health sector has also had a plan for health care activities to meet residents’ demands.
Nanocovax vaccine has met the short-term safety requirement based on the reporting result of the phase 3 mid-term clinical trial. The evaluation of efficacy was carried out among 11,430 volunteers within seven days after receiving the first shot and 5,785 people within seven days after getting the second dose, announced the Ministry of Health on September 19.
In the evening of September 18, the National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research under the Ministry of Health (MoH) approved the clinical trial results of the phase 3 of Nanocovax, a home-grown Covid-19 vaccine.
As the Ministry of Health has not yet given feedback on the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health’s proposal to reduce the interval between the first and second shot of AstraZeneca vaccine to six weeks, the city health sector still keeps it unchanged at 8-12 weeks following the Ministry’s guidance, said Dr. Nguyen Huu Hung, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health.
A marketing and communication campaign called ‘Resilient Blossoms’ by the Hoan My Medical Corporation has won the excellence award from Hospital Management Asia in the Branding & Marketing Campaign category.
Since Ho Chi Minh City launched the first vaccination campaign from March 8 to September 16, the city health sector has run out of 8,563,254 vaccine shots, including 1,870,459 doses for fully vaccinated people.
By September 13, Ho Chi Minh City with the highest number of coronavirus of Vietnam has inoculated over 6.5 million vaccine doses of Covid-19 for the first routine and over 1.3 million vaccine doses for the second time. That means over 90 percent of the HCMC population aged over 18 years old has been vaccinated.
According to the plan of prevention and control of the pandemic after September 15, the HCMC Department of Health has called on all the community’s resources, including the private healthcare system to participate in Covid-19 treatment. However, there is still not any support policy to encourage private medical facilities to join the fight against the virus.
Epidemiologist said that the virus may never go away and it could not detect all persons with Covid-19 but reducing the risk of the pandemic that has impacted every aspect of life, said Director of the HCMC’s Health Department, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Dr. Tang Chi Thuong at a press conference on the situation with Covid-19 in HCMC on September 13.