10 new points of the COVID-19 prevention and control program

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 10 new points in the newly issued COVID-19 prevention and control program.

One of the goals of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Program is to complete the 2nd injection for people aged 12 to under 18 by the end of the first quarter of 2022, and the 3rd dose for those aged 18 and over until scheduled. vaccination; ensure adequate vaccines and complete vaccination for children from 5 years old to under 12 years old by September 2022. Photo: VGP/Doan Bac

The COVID-19 prevention and control program has just been signed and promulgated by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in Resolution No. 38/NQ-CP dated March 17, 2022, and will be implemented in two years 2022 - 2023. If the epidemic ends sooner or longer, the Ministry of Health must report to the Government for consideration.

10 new points in the COVID-19 prevention and control program

Firstly , COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control has shifted from the goal of controlling the number of cases to controlling the number of high-risk, very high-risk hospitalizations and deaths; reduce the death rate from COVID-19 per million population to a level below the Asian average.

Secondly , based on the epidemic situation, change measures to prevent and control COVID-19 from a group A infectious disease to a group B infectious disease.

Third,  the program provides solutions to respond to all epidemic situations, even when the outbreak is strong, on a large scale, beyond the capacity of the health system and dangerous new strains occur. than.

Fourth , determine a flexible surveillance and detection strategy for SARS-CoV-2 infections, suitable to the epidemic situation in each stage.

Fifth , the tasks and comprehensive solutions on epidemic prevention and control include: Leadership, direction; medical; social security, order and safety; Social Security; finance, logistics; ensuring both epidemic prevention and control, socio-economic development and stabilizing people's lives; social mobilization and mobilization; communication, information technology; international cooperation; scientific research; deploy scenarios according to translation situations.

Sixth , stipulating the application of the population database in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Seventh , regulations on the establishment of the COVID-19 prevention and control fund on the basis of the COVID-19 vaccine fund.

Eighth , orientation to improve the capacity of preventive medicine and grassroots health care, which includes the application of a 100% allowance for preventive medicine and grassroots health workers.

Ninth , mobilize non-public medical facilities to participate in epidemic prevention and control.

Tenth , shortening and simplifying payment documents; abolish the current barriers, overlaps, obstacles and inadequacies in the policy of payment of medical expenses for medical examination and treatment activities in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The program on prevention and control of COVID-19 has just been promulgated in Resolution No. 38/NQ-CP dated March 17, 2022 and will be implemented in the period of 2 years 2022 - 2023. In case the epidemic ends earlier or lasts longer Until 2024, the Ministry of Health shall report to the Government to consider continuing the implementation of this Program or promptly amending and supplementing it in accordance with the epidemic situation.

The objective of the Program is to ensure coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine; control the spread of disease; improve the capacity of the health system, especially preventive medicine and grassroots health; increase investment in equipment and facilities for medical facilities, have remuneration policies suitable for those in charge of preventive medicine and grassroots health; enhancing the quality of first aid and active resuscitation at medical examination and treatment establishments at all levels; protect groups vulnerable to COVID-19; ensuring both epidemic prevention, recovery and socio-economic development and stabilizing people's lives...

Specifically, by the end of the first quarter of 2022, to complete the 2nd injection for people from 12 years old to under 18 years old; injection 3 for people 18 years of age and older up to the vaccination schedule, except for subjects with contraindications to injection; ensure adequate vaccines and complete vaccination for children from 5 years old to under 12 years old by September 2022.

Regarding the control of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the specific goal is that all levels of government have scenarios for COVID-19 prevention and control; all people comply with appropriate epidemic prevention and control measures; all agencies, organizations and enterprises carry out the infection risk assessment and update and report the assessment results.

Have a flexible surveillance and detection strategy for SARS-CoV-2 infections, suitable to the epidemic situation in each period; reduce the COVID-19 death rate per million population to a level well below the Asian average.

All vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with underlying medical conditions, people with disabilities, pregnant women, helpless people, orphans, ethnic minorities, and migrant workers living in urban areas… are guaranteed access to health services; 100% of people infected with COVID-19 with severe and critical development are treated and cared for according to regulations...

Hien Minh

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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