Agencies asked to ensure drugs supply for Tet

Update: January, 26/2015 - 14:18

HA NOI (VNS) — The health ministry's Drug Administration of Viet Nam has asked healthcare agencies and drug manufacturers and importers to ensure adequate supply of drugs for the Tet festival in mid-February.

The supply of drugs must also be adequate enough to cope with diseases that break out during winter and spring, including A/H5N1 influenza, hand, foot and mouth disease, dengue fever and measles, besides diarrhoea caused by rotavirus.

The health departments have been asked to intensify inspections of the quality of drugs to prevent fake and substandard drugs from being circulated.

Enterprises involved in the manufacture, trading and import of drugs are required to formulate plans to supply drugs to prevent increase in their prices during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival. — VNS