Health care activities get back to new normal

Health care activities get back to new normal

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.
The National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research under the Ministry of Health (MoH) approves the clinical trial results of the phase 3 of Nanocovax.

Data for protective efficacy of Nanocovax vaccine are not available

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.
HCMC keeps interval of 8-12 weeks between AstraZeneca first, second dose

HCMC keeps interval of 8-12 weeks between AstraZeneca first, second dose

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.

HCMC runs out of over 8.5 million doses of vaccines

HCMC runs out of over 8.5 million doses of vaccines

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.
Over 90 percent of HCMC's over 18 population get first doses of vaccine

Over 90 percent of HCMC's over 18 population get first doses of vaccine

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. 
A pregnant woman infected with SARS-CoV-2 having a cesarean section in Hoan My Covid-19 Treatment Hospital (Photo: SGGP)

Private healthcare facilities need city’s support in Covid-19 treatment

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.