Nearly 48,000 F0 Ho Chi Minh City declare online

Ho Chi Minh City recorded more than 48,000 declarations of people with Covid-19 in more than a week of implementing digital transformation and managing F0 at home.

On March 22, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that the reported cases were recorded on Covid-19 patient management system. In which, the health stations were warned by the system that 731 cases of high-risk group (over 65 years old and had underlying medical conditions) needed counseling and care at home; 4,342 cases with severe signs (fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain) should be consulted and provided with timely treatment, and instructed to be hospitalized as soon as indicated.

According to the Department of Health, the patient management system helps to reduce inconvenience for people and reduce the administrative workload for the overloaded medical station. The system has intelligent features to detect people in risk groups and people with severe symptoms to take timely intervention measures to avoid missing out.

The interface of people infected with F0 declares online (on the left) and a warning message from the 1022 switchboard is sent to doctors and staff of the health station when there is a case with serious signs. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health

The system of digital transformation of F0 management at home was deployed by the Department of Health and the Department of Information and Communications of Ho Chi Minh City on March 11. F0 self-test positive, just log in to the address to declare and be confirmed as F0. Before that, F0 had to go directly to the ward and commune health station to complete the declaration procedures and took a long time to wait because the station was overloaded.

However, in the early days of deployment, some F0s could not enter the system because the network was congested. Chief of Office of the Department of Health Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai at the press conference on epidemic prevention on the afternoon of March 21, acknowledged that the software was slower than the user’s requirements. Department of Health is coordinating with software upgrade units to expand storage.

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