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Mobilizing 10,000 medical staff to support Ho Chi Minh City


Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long decided to mobilize about 10,000 health workers nationwide to support the city against the epidemic.

The Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases sent 30 people including 10 doctors and 20 nurses from the specialties of Emergency Resuscitation, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City branch. These are people with experience in Covid-19 treatment, have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and tested negative for nCoV.

The first group of 16 people set out this morning to support the Police Hospital April 30 in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City. The remaining 14 people are preparing to leave according to arrangements from the Ministry of Health.

Doctor Nguyen Ngoc Phuc, Head of Hepatitis Department, Head of the mission, said the medical team was ready for the task, despite having spent more than a year and a half struggling against the epidemic.

Doctor Tran Van Giang, member of the delegation, deputy head of the Department of Viruses and Parasites, said: “We hope this is a safe trip, complete the mission with colleagues in the South. soon the disease is under control, life returns to normal”.

Previously, Doctor Nguyen Trung Trung, deputy director of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, joined the Covid-19 prevention and control team in Dong Thap.

A group of doctors and nurses from the Kim Chung facility of Credit Bank, departed for Noi Bai airport on the morning of August 7. Photo provided by the hospital.

At a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said he would call for about 10,000 medical staff and health workers nationwide to support Ho Chi Minh City. Currently, more than 3,300 medical staff and students from medical schools under the Ministry of Health are present in Ho Chi Minh City, supporting field hospitals, taking samples for testing.

It is expected that the Ministry of Health will set up 24 working groups to support Thu Duc City and all districts of Ho Chi Minh City.

“All scenarios and response plans must be prepared in accordance with the extent of the spread,” the minister said.

The Ministry of Health is developing a scenario for the worst-case scenario and reviewing all equipment, ventilators, cardiopulmonary bypass machines (ECMOs), high-flow oxygen ventilators, including oxygen, drugs, chemicals, and equipment. protected… prepare for the situation of many infections

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