|Medical workers give treatment to a patient in a hospital in Hà Nội. They will be on duty day and night during Tết festival to give timely remedies. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Tường|
HÀ NỘI — Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has instructed directors and workers of medical departments and hospitals to ensure health examination and treatment during Tết (Lunar New Year).
According to the instructions issued on Monday, the Preventive Medicine Department should give directions to local authorities to strengthen prevention of different epidemics, such as bird flu, foot-hand-mouth disease, dengue fever, measles and diarrhoea caused by Rota virus.
Provincial and municipal health departments must set up mobile teams to conduct investigation on an epidemic when requested. They must assign workers to be on duty day and night during the Tết festival next month to supervise and give timely remedies for any disease.
The medical workers on duty must be listed in public.
The Việt Nam Food Administration is responsible for partnering with concerned organisations to inspect food safety and hygiene. The inspection results must be announced widely on multimedia.
Hospitals must ensure enough medicines, manpower and equipment during the holidays for emergency treatment of victims of accidents and food poisoning and for pregnant women. They should have in place plans for the treatment of pneumonia and stroke in elderly people and respiratory diseases in children.
Hospitals and pharmaceuticals must supply adequate medicines with reasonable pricing. — VNS