Participants in the fight against the epidemic must be healthy and receive a full dose of vaccine

The forces participating in the epidemic include: medical staff, health students, retired medical staff, teachers, youth, Buddhist monks and nuns, drivers…, according to the report. Guidelines for forces participating in the fight against Covid-19, issued by the Ministry of Health on September 3.

In which, 6 general requirements that participants in support of epidemic prevention and control need to have to ensure the performance of their tasks:

– Persons who meet the physical and mental health conditions; No underlying, chronic diseases (liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, respiratory disease, immunodeficiency disease…); Not pregnant or nursing a baby under 24 months old.

– No close contact or contact with close contacts of a Covid-19 case within 14 days before the day of duty; No symptoms suspected of having Covid-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.

– Have received the full dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

– Get tested for nCoV before entering support (within a maximum of 72 hours), every 3 days during the working period and before the end of the mission.

– Be trained in regulations on epidemic prevention and control, work tasks, risk assessment, infection control and instructions on how to use personal protective equipment as required at working positions.

– To be provided with information on the epidemic situation, regulations on epidemic prevention and control, and information related to localities and units coming to work.

Students of Bach Mai Medical College set off to Ho Chi Minh City to support the fight against the epidemic. Photo: Giang Huy

Before joining support, it is necessary to prepare necessary equipment and personal belongings for the time of business travel such as personal drinking water bottles and separate drinking cups (to ensure hygiene); Paper towels, clothes (choose fabrics with good absorbency to wear in protective gear), sanitary napkins (for women); Moisturizing cream, anti-dry skin due to the use of many hand sanitizer products.

Prepare personal thermometers, throat rinses, physiological saline eye drops, some common medicines (antipyretics, pain relievers, digestive disorders, oresol, vitamin C, personal drugs)…

During the working time, only drinking water and food provided must ensure nutrition, food safety and hygiene.

After finishing the shift/on duty and returning to the place of residence, do not contact people outside the scope of assigned work. Limit contact with members of the same delegation and at the accommodation if not necessary.

After finishing the work, be tested for nCoV before returning to the unit, following the instructions of the Ministry of Health on the application of epidemic prevention measures to people returning from Covid-19 epidemic areas.

Persons on duty at risk of direct contact with people infected with nCoV (epidemiological investigation; taking samples for testing; serving concentrated isolation facilities; working at Covid-19 collection and treatment facilities ; support mobile health stations to supply drugs to infected people…), if they have had enough vaccine doses or recovered from Covid-19, isolated at home and accommodation for 7 days from the date of arrival/return to the locality. . Tested by RT-PCR method 2 times on day 1 and day 7.

If you have not been vaccinated or given an insufficient dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, you must be medically isolated at home or place of residence for 14 days and tested for nCoV by RT-PCR method twice on the first day and the 14th day.

The Health Minister said that up to now, the total health sector has been mobilized for Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces and cities, with over 16,000 nurses, doctors and medical staff.


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