Yesterday, the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital officially opened the mothers' milk bank which collects, tests, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies across the country after the experiment in four months.
The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health on February 17 granted permission for circulation of three drugs containing Molnupiravir manufactured in Vietnam for the treatment of Covid-19.
The HCMC Department of Health on Thursday asked all public hospitals in the city to set aside at least 10 percent of hospital beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients amid a surge in hospitalizations and deaths and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
At the press conference, Deputy Director of the Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City Dr. Nguyen Huu Hung said that some localities have seen the rise of Covid-19 cases; therefore, the city had planned to expand the isolation centers in districts for preparation of all situations.
The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Ministry of Public Security, on November 13, agreed that the PC-Covid application is the only application for the Covid-19 prevention and control. Besides, the VN-eID application, managed by the Ministry of Public Security serving citizen identification, will be a long-term application to serve society.
According to Deputy Head of the Municipal Department of Public Security Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Manh Ha, people with mild Covid-19 symptoms who are being isolated at home will receive criminal punishment if they intentionally go out spreading the disease.
The Ho Chi Minh City Informatics Association said that an application called "Find relatives - List of people lost to Covid-19" has been put into testing in HCMC. The application is designed on many web-app and mobile-app platforms and is operated on iOS and Android operating systems at benhnhancovid.info.
The health sector of Ho Chi Minh City has run out of 7,960,229 vaccine doses, including 1,431,163 people who have got two doses since the city performed the first vaccination process from March 3 up to September 12.
The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), on September 5, said that the Ministry of Health announced 245,707 Covid-19 cases detected in the city by 6 a.m. on September 4, with 245,247 community transmissions and 460 imported cases.
All Covid-19 patients must receive drugs even at night; therefore, chairpersons in wards must call the Director of the Health Department to provide medications if the ward is short of drugs, said Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Le, Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee cum Chairwoman of the People's Council of HCMC, handed over 376 medicine bags to the Steering Committees for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of District 3 and District 5 under the Program "10,000 medicine bags to support families" implemented by the People's Council on the morning of August 31.
The Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs' Association (VYEA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Young Physicians Association have jointly launched a programme called “ATM - Medical bags” to support Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at home in the city which has been hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.