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Hospitals to tighten measles prevention measures

Update: February, 12/2015 - 16:07
The health sector reported a total of 35 confirmed measles cases among 123 suspectedcases in 25 provinces and cities since the beginning of this year. — Photo VNE

HA NOI (VNS) — The health ministry has asked hospitals and medicalunits nation-wide to strengthen disease prevention, especially against measles.

Director of the medical examination and treatment management department Luong Ngoc Khue said that the measles situation continues to be complicated.

The health sector reported a total of 35 confirmed measles cases among 123 suspectedcases in 25 provinces and cities since the beginning of this year, added Khue.

The ministrys instruction was released yesterday, following increasing number of measlescases being reported from across the country.

The health sector asked provincial and city health departments to tighten patientclassification and examination for early detection of measles cases inpatient check-up centres.

Hospitals and medical units have been requested to arrange for experienced staffs working at the check-up centres for receiving and examining patients.

Suspected measles patients arerequired to be hospitalised in the infection wards or isolation areas ofhospitals and medical units, before tests are conducted for confirmation of the disease.

Medical staffs have been asked to strictly follow the instructions for preventing the transmission of diseases, and guide patients and their families to also follow the instructions. —VNS

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