Strengthen management of vaccination and treatment for COVID-19 patients in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Vu Duc Dam has just signed Official Telegram 1662/CD-TTg dated December 2, 2021 of the Prime Minister on strengthening the review of vaccination work; management and treatment of people infected with COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health of Vietnam guides the People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to organize vaccination for all people in the specified age group, especially elderly population with underlying medical conditions

In recent days, the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 tends to increase. There are inadequacies in the management, support and treatment of people infected with COVID-19; although there are enough vaccines, there are still a significant number of elderly people, people with underlying diseases against COVID-19 and may be at high risk of death if infected in Vietnam.

The Prime Minister of Vietnam requested:

1. The Ministry of Health of Vietnam shall direct and guide; People's Committees of provinces and centrally run inhabitants vaccination for all people. Pay attention to the elderly, people with underlying diseases; directing hospitals to coordinate with the preventive health system for the safest and fastest injection. Moreover, urgently deploying additional and strengthening injections.

2. The Ministry of Health of Vietnam immediately allocates antiviral drugs in pill form for the provinces and cities to organize distribution for all people infected with the virus immediately after being confirmed positive.

3. The provinces and centrally-run cities shall direct the implementation of the health monitoring and management system for all people infected with the virus; It is not allowed that people infected with the virus cannot contact medical facilities, cannot immediately dispense treatment drugs (including antiretroviral drugs mentioned above).

4. The Ministry of Health urgently completes licensing procedures, procurement to ensure adequate therapeutic drugs; organize reinforcement of forces for localities with requirements.

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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