Tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam

Tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam
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What is the function of the Division of Infectious Disease Control? What are the tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam? - Minh Hoa (Binh Dinh)

Tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam

Tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam (Internet image)

In this regard, Lawnet would like to answer as follows:

The position and function of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam

Division of Infectious Disease Control is a unit under the Department of Preventive healthcare; it has the function of advising the Director to perform the tasks of state management and organize the implementation of the provisions of law, direct and manage professional activities on the prevention and control of infectious diseases; border medical quarantine; and be the national focal point for implementing international health rules in Vietnam.

(Clause 1, Section II, issued together with Decision 08/QD-DP in 2024)

Tasks and powers of the Division of Infectious Disease Control in Vietnam

Specifically, the duties and powers of the infectious disease control department are prescribed as follows:

- The focal point of advising on the formulation of strategies, plannings, plans, programs, projects, and projects on the prevention and control of infectious diseases; Border medical quarantine submitted to competent authorities for approval and organization of implementation and guidance after being approved;

- The focal point for providing guidance on the construction, revision, and supplementation of legal normative documents, regulations, rules, and specialized guidelines, as well as national standards and technical regulations regarding infectious disease prevention and control, border health quarantine. The approved documents are then organized, implemented, guided, examined, and monitored by the competent authority.

- The focal point for advising, proposing adjustment, and supplementing the list of infectious diseases in accordance with the law submitted to the competent authority for approval and organization of implementation and guidance on implementation after being approved;

- The focal point of advising, guiding, and organizing the supervision and early detection of infectious diseases and infectious pathogens;

- The focal point of advising, guiding, and organizing the implementation of contents and measures to prevent infectious diseases in accordance with the law;

- The focal point of directing, guiding, and organizing anti-epidemic measures; advise and submit to competent authorities in the implementation of the translation announcement, announcement of all translations, and applying measures to respond to emergency conditions in accordance with the law;

- The focal point for managing infectious diseases and providing information on infectious diseases;

- Clues guiding, urging, and supervising the implementation of information and reports of infectious diseases; synthesize and report periodically and irregularly on the situation of infectious diseases throughout the country in accordance with the law;

- The focal point to develop a list of national reserve goods related to disease prevention and control; Develop a list of prophylactic drugs, chemicals, equipment, and specialized materials to prevent disease and coordinate the construction of funds for the prevention and control of epidemics and diseases;

- Advising the leadership of the Department on the direction of the professional activities of institutes and units of the Preventive Medical System on supervision and prevention of infectious diseases; border medical quarantine;

- Advising to propose, build, guide, and organize the implementation of the field epidemiological program and programs, projects, and schemes regarding supervision, prevention, and control of infectious diseases, border medical quarantine;

- Advising to manage and direct the system of emergency response to disease prevention and national health events (Pheoc). Advising, directing, and guiding the prevention of infectious disasters;

- The focal point for coordinating the organization of the implementation of the international health charter in Vietnam;

- The focal point of advisory management and direction of global health security activities, approaching the health of supervision, prevention, and control of infectious diseases;

- Coordinating with units of relevant ministries and branches to direct the implementation of state management activities on medical quarantine in border gate areas;

- Developing and coordinating to direct the implementation of communication and health education on infectious prevention and control; border medical quarantine;

- Developing plans, organizing training to improve the professional capacity of supervision, prevention, and control of infectious diseases; border medical quarantine;

- Advising to coordinate to ensure health security in national and international events held in Vietnam;

- Coordinating with scientific research, the application of information technology, and international cooperation on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, border medical quarantine;

- Coordinating with relevant units to carry out the inspection and examination work in the assigned field;

- Managing civil servants, assets, dossiers, and documents as prescribed;

- Performing other assigned tasks.

(Clause 2, Section II, issued together with Decision 08/QD-DP in 2024)

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