Over the years, the development of private healthcare facilities in Ho Chi Minh City has provided patients in HCMC and neighboring localities with more choices of healthcare services, helping to reduce the burden placed on public hospitals.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 28 had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Elisabeth Borne to seek ways to further strengthen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, especially in economy, trade and investment.
Mr. Nguyen Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the Health Data Center, Information Technology Department under the Ministry of Health, on May 26, said that, so far, more than 25 million people across the country had had vaccine passports. However, through actual inspection in some localities, after more than a month, the cleaning of vaccination data and verification of the vaccine passport are implemented slowly, not ensuring the progress.
As of April 23 afternoon, 374,255 doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered to children from 5 to under 12 years old in 41 out of the 63 provinces and cities nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 3 (local time) met with Managing Director of the COVAX Facility Aurélia Nguyen, during which he thanked the COVAX program for its commitment to providing Vietnam with 38.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines free of charge in 2021, including nearly 23 million doses delivered to the country.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), the city yesterday performed the Covid-19 vaccination for 58,737 people, bringing the total number of vaccinated people to 5,627,728.
The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) informed that by 6 a.m. on August 22, the city had had 174,179 Covid-19 cases announced by the Ministry of Health, with 173,751 community transmissions and 428 imported cases. The city has been treating 34,605 Covid-19 patients, including 2,131 children under 16 years old, 2,442 critically ill patients on ventilators, and 19 patients undergoing ECMO intervention.
A batch of Covid-19 vaccines, including 1,209,400 doses of AstraZeneca, was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health (MoH) by Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC) on the morning of August 22. This is the ninth batch of vaccines brought to Vietnam by VNVC on August 19, under the pre-order contract of 30 million doses between VNVC and AstraZeneca.
According to businesses especially foreign-invested facilities, there should be a more flexible mechanism for import of the Covid-19 vaccines. They should not be considered a special product which only a few designated enterprises can import.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 sent a letter to President of the European Council Charles Michel suggesting the European Union (EU) share Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam, in an effort to step up the vaccine diplomacy strategy.
Amid the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, many enterprises said that they need authorities to research and find solutions to help them reduce costs, especially costs related to the implementation of three-on-site production.
A helicopter of the Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company carrying Covid-19 vaccines took off from Vung Tau Airport to Con Dao District, Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province at noon on August 1 to implement the third phase of Covid-19 vaccination for local people, starting from August 2.
Vietnam receives additional 3,000,060 doses of Covid-19 Moderna vaccine donated through the COVAX Facility by the United States Government, of which, 1,499,960 arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24 and 1,500,100 doses will arrive in Hanoi the next day.