The Government leader stressed the significance of vaccination and urged ministries, agencies and localities, particularly the Ministry of Health, to step up communication work, as he was addressing the 17th meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính stressed the need to ensure the stability of the macro-economy, markets, politics, and people’s material and spiritual life while chairing a regular government meeting on Wednesday.
Acting Minister of Health Đào Hồng Lan on Tuesday raised concerns about the risk of concurring diseases in Việt Nam in near future and urged COVID-19 vaccination be sped up to ensure medical material supplies.
According to the ministry’s latest COVID-19 risk level statistics, among over 10,600 communes and wards assessed, 90.7 per cent are identified as ‘green zones’, 7.8 per cent ‘yellow zones’, and only 1.5 per cent ‘red zones’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will continue to share information with Việt Nam on developments of monkeypox and support the country in the prevention and control of the disease, Dr. Socorro Escalante, Acting WHO Representative in Viet Nam, told the media on Tuesday.
The HCM City health sector has set up a task force to deal with multiple challenges it faces, such as the fight against both COVID and dengue disease, and shortages of medicines, equipment and medical staff.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has called for the untapped potential in the Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang to be realised to create rapid and sustainable socio-economic development for the whole region.
Medical equipment donated by the Australian Department of Defence for Việt Nam’s COVID-19 prevention and control was handed over to the Ministry of National Defence at a ceremony in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
HCM City is facing three major medical problems, its top healthcare official has said: having to ward off COVID and dengue fever simultaneously, shortage of medicines and equipment and shortage of public medical staff.