The Ministry of Health yesterday issued that since the beginning of 2022, the country has recorded over 190,000 cases of dengue fever, an increase of four times compared to the same period last year. Of these, 72 people were killed by the disease.
Today, leaders of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health chaired a meeting directly with the Director and Dean of Pharmacy Department of attached hospitals and medical centers to discuss the situation of drug supply and solutions to proactively prevent drug shortage due to fear of making mistakes when bidding for drug procurement.
Last year, medical staff really struggled when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out, while salaries and bonuses decreased significantly. The 2022 Lunar New Year is approaching, but many medical facilities find it difficult to give a year-end bonus to staff.
The HCMC’s health sector has preparedness and response plans for new Covid-19 cases increased significantly in recent days, and built scenarios of having tens of thousands of people infected with the virus.
Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City Cao Thanh Binh said that in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in the city, grassroots healthcare institutions play a significant role; however, there have been existing difficulties and inadequacies in grassroots medical facilities which require the health sector to have solutions to improve medical facilities in districts.
In its yesterday document to the Chairman of the People's Committee of the district, Thu Duc city and medical facilities in the city on the implementation of epidemic prevention measures in the current period, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health directed pilot home isolation and treatment of infected healthcare workers and their contacts F1 without symptoms.
Following the information that medical facilities are short of aesinate natri injection 5mg and 10 mg, the Vietnam Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health yesterday asked importers and producers to increase supply of the injection to meet the increased demand.
The Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment yesterday sent its dispatch to medical facilities, asking to isolate measles and dengue patients to protect patients from the risks of cross-infection and reduce death.