HCM City discusses COVID-19 treatment, economic recovery

Treatment for COVID-19 patients, plan for the injection of third vaccine shots, and workforce supply following the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival were put under discussion during a periodic meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on January 10.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Chief of the municipal Health Office Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said the city is vaccinating those who are suffering from health effects after infecting with coronavirus. Hospitals set up post-COVID-19 clinics to offer consultancy to recovered patients. Apart from 310 basic medical stations, the city also established 391 mobile stations.

Recently, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy has issued a guideline to post-COVID-19 recovery.

Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control Nguyen Hong Tam said if 200,000 shots are given daily like now, the city will achieve the coverage of third shots later this month.

Data from the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control and Economic Recovery showed that from January 7-9, the number of deaths from the disease was under 20. The number of recoveries was higher than infections. At present, 4,602 patients in the city are under treatment.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Van Lam said following Tet, the city needs about 45,000 skilled workers and will launch a job transaction floor connecting with provinces.

He added that the city earmarked over 901 billion VND (39.17 million USD) in support of workers for Tet, requested presenting 15,000 gifts to workers in industrial parks and helping them return home on the occasion.