The Ministry of Health has asked the People's Committees of cities and provinces nationwide, the Pasteur Institutes and hygiene and epidemiology institutes to strengthen prevention and control of the Marburg virus disease.
The Ministry of Health said that the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training have just issued a plan to increase Covid-19 vaccination for preschoolers and students in educational institutions.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the Ministry of Health to find solutions to the shortages of drugs and medical supplies that have been plaguing the sector recently at a meeting with 63 provinces and cities.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday announced measures to prevent the transmission of avian influenza to humans after recording a human case of A/H5 avian flu in a 5-year-old girl in the Northern Province of Phu Tho’s Dong Thanh Commune.
According to Dr. Nguyen Luong Tam, Deputy Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, after detecting the first case of monkeypox in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health decided to set up six inspection teams in six localities.
The Ministry of Health yesterday sent an official dispatch to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and Pasteur Institutes and provincial and municipal health departments on strengthening the prevention of disease caused by the Adenoviruses.
Related to the fact that Ho Chi Minh City and some localities are lacking measles and DPT vaccines for children under the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) under the Ministry of Health (MoH), on the evening of September 14, announced specific information on this issue.
The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, on September 13, said that it had sent an urgent document to the People's Committee of HCMC and the Ministry of Health about the supply of measles and DPT vaccines (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) - two vaccines in the free-of-charge expanded program on immunization for children.
Former Deputy Minister of Health Cao Minh Quang and accomplices have been prosecuted for alleged wrongdoings in the purchase of materials for producing Tamiflu and the drug containing the Oseltamivir phosphate element to tackle the A/H5N1 flu virus in 2006.
According to the Ministry of Health, the country has recorded cases of infection with sub-variants BA.4, BA.5, and BA.2.74 of Omicron in the community; particularly the sub-variant BA.5 is gradually predominating among infection cases daily.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked ministries, agencies and localities to step up their coordination with the Ministry of Health to deal with urgent issues in the medical sector while addressing a national teleconference on August 21
The Ministry of Health has proposed continuing to keep Covid- 19 in Group A of infectious disease, not an endemic disease in its latest draft on Covid- 19 prevention and control measures in the new situation.
Safely opening schools is dependent on every child being vaccinated against Covid-19. However, according to the assessment of the Ministry of Health, the actual rate of Covid-19 vaccination coverage for children is still low; therefore, the Ministry urged to speed up vaccination for children for safe school opening.