According to Associate Professor-Dr. Tang Chi Thuong, Deputy Director of the city Health Department, after 2 years of preparation, the department has embarked on electronic health records for over the first 22,000 residents in Ward 27 (Binh Thanh district).
By Thanh Son – Translated by Uyen Phuong
Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee urged to stiffen enforcement of measures against Covid-19 as thousands of people will return to Hanoi after the four-day-long holidays on the occasion Reunification Day and May Day.
In an urgent dispatch signed on May 2, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh urged heads of districts and towns in Hanoi to tighten Covid-19 pandemic control and prevention as the second longest holiday in Vietnam will be ended in two days.
|All residents who returns to the city after the holiday are required to make medical declaration on the website tokhaiyte.vn. Photo: Kinh te & Do thi.|
He asked subordinate levels in the city to make highest efforts and continue to strictly follow the instructions of the Government on containing the spread of Covid-19.
Accordingly, all residents who returns to the city after the holiday are required to make medical declaration on the website tokhaiyte.vn or through a QR Code or report directly to the local administration about their health and travel itineraries.
People showing the symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or other suspected signs of Covid-19 should immediately go to the nearest medical facility or health stations at the commune, ward or town for timely guidance and health check.
Heads of city’s agencies and schools in the city are responsible for the medical declarations of officials, servants, employees, workers, students, pupils, among others. Meanwhile, local authorities are responsible for the medical declaration of the people living under their jurisdiction.
The Hanoi Police is responsible to instruct local police agents, in co-operation with “Covid-19 pandemic control groups in community”, to build up a list of people who spend holidays outside the capital, in order to monitor, manage, and guide them on measures against Covid-19. They will also have right to strictly punish organizations and individuals who do not make or make untruthful medical declarations.
HCM CITY – Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long has asked HCM City authorities to carry out COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control activities at the highest level.
At a meeting on pandemic prevention and control held on Thursday, Long said that although the city does not border provinces on the southwest border, the risk of transmission remains high as the city is the major trading centre for the maritime, aviation and tourism sectors in the South.
The city should maintain groups of supervisors from the city Centre for Disease Control and provide tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to people experiencing a cough and fever.
It also needs to ensure its COVID-19 case-detection capacity to at least 50,000 samples per day.
The minister asked the city to postpone unnecessary or crowded events, and strictly check entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels.
The city must also prepare sufficient health equipment and medicines, and plan to deal with the possible scenario of positive-case detections and a high number of severely ill patients.
Other issues include safety at quarantine facilities and preparation of infrastructure needed to receive a large number of quarantined people.
At the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình praised the city’s efforts in COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control. However, he said the city should focus on preventing and controlling illegal migration amid the complex developments of the pandemic in regional countries and the world.
“Do not let any COVID-19 case infest the community,” Bình said.
People’s Committee chairman Nguyễn Thành Phong said the city has tightened surveillance to detect illegal entrants.
He urged the public to comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message to wear masks, frequently disinfect hands, keep a safe distance, refrain from gatherings, and make health declarations.
Recently, many inspectors from city departments and districts have been sent to check whether people are wearing masks in public, he said.
They found that many people were not wearing masks in public. The city has handed out a total of VNĐ12 million (US$519) fines since Tuesday (April 27).
The city has cancelled the firework shows previously scheduled to celebrate Reunification Day and Labour Day, and has postponed unnecessary or crowded events.
Hospitals were also told to ensure staff for COVID-19 prevention and control during the four-day holiday celebrating Reunification Day on April 30 and Labour Day on May 1. VNS
Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung required raising the warning against COVID-19 resurgence in the city to the highest level at a meeting of the municipal steering committee for COVID-19 control on April 29 afternoon.
He noted that two F1 cases have been detected in Hanoi in connection with the latest cluster of cases in the northern province of Ha Nam, and urged relevant agencies to accelerate tracing work .
Anyone who leaves Hanoi during the holiday is required to make health declaration when returning, he said.
Later in the evening, CDC Hanoi confirmed one new patient in connection with the case in Ha Nam.
Along with strengthening the inspection of pandemic prevention activities, especially at hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and places of worship, it should strictly punish those who fail to abide by prevention and control regulations as well as those facilitating illegal entry into Vietnam and illegal immigrants, he said.