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Đà Nẵng prepares health services for APEC

Update: September, 29/2017 - 09:16
Health deputy minister Lê Quang Cường delivers speech at a meeting with the municipal Department of Health reported on September 28. — Photo MoH

ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng has completed preparation for medical services at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit to be hosted in the central city in early November, the municipal Department of Health reported on September 28.

In a meeting with the health deputy minister Lê Quang Cường, Đà Nẵng health department’s deputy director Nguyễn Tấn Hải said the city already issued a comprehensive plan on medical preparation for APEC 2017.

Accordingly, 23 emergency paramedics will be available for the event, of which 17 will be stationed at the 17 hotels where the delegations will stay, another two each for the business and the media centre, while the APEC staff and flight crews will also have medics available for them.

The city’s health department also plans to station nine medical teams at Đà Nẵng C Hospital, Đà Nẵng Hospital and seven district health centres in case of emergencies.

Regarding food safety, the city’s Food Hygiene and Safety Division will constantly carry out food and drinks inspections throughout the city to ensure food quality during the APEC Summit, Hải said.

So far the food safety division completed food inspections at 16 out of 17 hotels hosting summit guests. — VNS

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