The Ministry of Health has asked health departments at all localities to enhance measures to prevent Whitmore disease.
As many as 28 patients with Whitmore's disease have been hospitalised at the Huế Central Hospital from the beginning of October, a sudden increase compared to previous years.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked ministries, agencies and stakeholders to complete legal frameworks and adopt new models and new technologies to ensure sufficient clean water.
The two children, aged one and five years old, died at the National Hospital of Paediatrics on October 31 and November 16. The source of infection is unknown.
Việt Nam News speaks to experts about public service management and the need to enforce a law on public service management after the recent water crisis in Hà Nội.
Shares of the Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco) fell sharply on Thursday after a series of reports about poisoned tap water, which cut VNĐ127 billion (US$5.4 million) from the company’s market capitalisation in one day.
Cases of Whitmore’s disease, also called melioidosis, has increased remarkably during the rainy season with a high rate of mortality, director of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Đỗ Duy Cường said.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Monday ordered chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung to closely work with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to urgently handle environmental issues after the fire at Rạng Đông Light Sources and Vacuum Flask JSC occurred late last month.