The Ministry of Health (MoH) will amend the guidelines on diagnosis and treatment for dengue patients in a bid to improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the mortality rate caused by the disease.
Typhoon Usagi, which weakened into a tropical depression over the weekend, hit HCM City hard on Sunday, damaging electrical cables, stranding cars on streets, and flooding basements.
The Ministry of Health has approved a campaign to provide two-in-one vaccines against measles and rubella for children aged 1 to 5 in high-risk areas, with the aim of increasing immunization coverage.
Hospitals in HCM City have been told to detect, classify and isolate patients with measles, dengue fever or hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease to avoid cross-contamination, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has said.
The Ministry of Health has called on authorities and hospitals in the south to strengthen preventive measures to control the spread of measles and hand-foot-mouth disease.