Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee required the Department of Health to check and review balance sheets from the city budget dedicated to purchasing medical equipment and supplies, biological products, test kits and medicines for the Covid-19 fight.
After two years fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Ho Chi Minh City has basically put it under control; however, it is now facing three serious medical issues of overlapping pandemic, lack of medication and medical equipment, shortage of medical human resources in the public sector.
The 29th Vietnam International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2022) will take place from May 11 – 14, 2022 in Hanoi, announced the Ministry of Health at a press conference held on May 6.
Amid the high demand of using medical equipment, especially SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test kits and pulse oximeter Sp02 causing the supply shortage, the Ministry of Health (MoT) yesterday sent an official letter to units of production, trading and importing medical equipment and supplies to promptly prepare and build plans to ensure the supply sources.
Taking advantage of the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people have sought ways to bring into Vietnam many Covid-19 prevention products of unknown origin and low quality, such as personal protective equipment, medical masks, Covid-19 treatment drugs, oxygen generators, Covid-19 test kits, hand sanitizer, and used medical gloves.
Authorities of HCMC on November 30 received nearly 5 million N95 medical face masks worth VND34.1 billion (US$1.5 million) presented by US company RAAS Nutritionals LLC. to support the city's Covid-19 fight.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting on August 19 night between permanent Government members and authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and adjacent Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An provinces which are witnessing complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As of July 27, the country has logged over 100,000 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities. With their determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the government and the National Steering Board for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Health, related competent agencies and local administrations have been prepared medical equipment and materials for the fight against the pandemic.
The Police of Ho Chi Minh City and Long An Province yesterday gave a total of VND400 million (US$17,311) in financial aid and medical equipment to help Cambodia's police units fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Association of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Abroad (BAOOV) in association with the Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam on September 10 held an online seminar to remove and find the solution to import and export agricultural products, medical equipment, and supplies of Vietnam into the Malaysian market amid the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Embassy of Vietnam in Venezuela on August 27 handed over medical equipment to the host country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with 20,000 face masks from the Vietnamese National Assembly to the Venezuelan counterpart.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on May 11 stressed three focuses to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, namely scaling up tests, boosting surveillance on migrant workers who will come back home, and accelerating the production of medical equipment and COVID-19 medicine.
As the market still faces a shortage of face masks while the source of fabric material has been exhausted, several manufacturers have been rushing to import materials for the production of face masks amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The sixth international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology, and diagnostics (Analytica Vietnam 2019) was officially launched yesterday in the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC, sited in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City).
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Science and Technology and the HCMC Medical Equipment Association on October 11 jointly held Techmart 2018 ‘Medical Technology, Equipment, and Environmental Solutions for Hospitals and Clinics’.
The Center for Science and Technology Information (CESTI) of Ho Chi Minh City announced that the upcoming technology and equipment fair (Techmart) on medical equipment with the theme ‘Environmental Solutions for Hospitals and Clinics’ will be in October at the city’s technology trading floor – Techmart Daily.