Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is also Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, chaired the committee's 20th meeting via teleconference with all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities of the country.
The DAV has recently issued a directive to local health departments, hospitals, drug manufacturers, and importers to ensure a steady supply of medicines for disease prevention and treatment in order to meet the needs of the people.
In its yesterday’s official dispatch to people's committees of provinces and cities on organizing the implementation of the 2023 epidemic prevention plan, the Ministry of Health warned of possible outbreaks of dangerous diseases.
Last week, the number of dengue fever cases decreased by 32.5 percent compared to the four-week average, with the number of inpatients down 37.6 percent, outpatients down 27.1 percent, and no deaths were recorded.
The health sector in HCMC has prepared a plan to deploy 10,000 beds, including 1,000 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients. The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is assigned to be the highest-level hospital to treat severe and critical Covid-19 patients.
Currently, about 75 percent of dengue deaths are adults. There are cases of late arrival at the hospital, which increases the risk of death due to the lack of timely treatment, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) today.
Today, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that last week, the number of dengue fever cases in the city decreased by 24.2 percent compared to the average of 4 weeks ago; however, it is still high compared to the same period of the years. Worse, 29 people succumbed to the fatal disease.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the South-Central Province of Khanh Hoa said that from the beginning of the year until now, the locality has recorded more than 4,203 cases of dengue fever; worse, two children 6 years old and 14 years old died of the disease.
There has been a surge in illness and development of many infectious diseases amongst children with records of serious cases in long time. According to medical worker, a surge in illness results from immunity debt.