Deputy PM urges optimal focus and utmost efforts in COVID-19 treatment

Tuesday, 2020-07-28 18:27:24
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (third from right) chairs the virtual meeting with hospitals on COVID-19 treatment. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked for optimal concentration and the utmost effort in the treatment of COVID-19 patients to ensure no fatalities, during a meeting with some hospitals via video conference on July 28.

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The meeting was connected to several key locations, including the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the National Lung Hospital, Bach Mai Hospital, Da Nang General Hospital, the Viet Nam-Sweden Hospital, the Dong Nai General Hospital, Hue Central Hospital, and the Da Nang Department of Health.

At the event, a representative of the Da Nang General Hospital reported on the situation regarding the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the city, stating that the hospital has implemented classification and ensured quarantine and treatment conditions for the infection cases.

Empathising with the difficulties faced by medical workers, Deputy PM Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, emphasised the need for the hospitals to tighten compliance with regulations on disease prevention and control, urging them to stand ready to provide aid for other hospitals when necessary.

He asked the Ministry of Health to mobilise forces and testing technologies to detect the infection source of the most recent outbreak as soon as possible.

The entire hospital system must raise vigilance and fully and seriously implement regulations when receiving people who come for medical examination and treatment, the deputy PM requested.

As of 6am of July 28, Vietnam had a total of 431 infections, 276 of whom were imported and quarantined immediately upon arrival in the country. As many as 365 cases have fully recovered, accounting for 84.7% of the total.