Yesterday, the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and Economic Recovery in Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting with localities on Covid-19 epidemic prevention and socio-economic recovery.
Speaking at the meeting, Vice President Duc acknowledged and commended the efforts of localities and agencies that have contributed to improving the indicators for the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City last week. . There has been a decrease in people infected with Covid-19 and deaths.
Mr. Duong Anh Duc wishes localities and units to continue to maintain a high level of vigilance, epidemic prevention with best efforts to lower the indexes, especially during Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year 2022.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc emphasized communication work, appealing to the willingness of city residents to follow preventive measures for a safe vacation. If the city’s epidemic alert level remains at 1 or 2, city governments will organize events.
Regarding vaccination coverage, the vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City suggested that districts and Thu Duc city accelerate the vaccination schedule to ensure that people aged 18 or over have all received enough. vaccines, especially for people at risk. The administration of an additional dose and a booster dose should be carried out quickly, ending in January 2022. The HCMC Ministry of Health should coordinate with localities to distribute vaccines and mobilize forces to support the localities.
As for treatment drugs, he called for them to be distributed immediately, quickly and in sufficient quantities to those who need them, especially those at high risk.
On basic health care support policies, Duc said Ho Chi Minh City is seeking advice from the Ministry of Health on basic health care policies and schemes, mobilizing health workers private sector to participate in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 patients. .
He stressed the need to ensure that the oxygen source is not interrupted in the treatment of Covid-19. At the same time, the health sector should continue to promote the network of companion doctors to support telehealth and consultation.
Some cultural and sporting activities are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. The Department of Culture and Sports will propose a break or reopening of these activities to the People’s Committee.
At the same time, the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs should put in place support policies for people affected by the Covid-19 epidemic and a plan for caring for people in need during the Lunar New Year (holidays of the Tet).
Ho Chi Minh City health department director Tang Chi Thuong said the southern metropolis has no shortage of vaccines and medicines.
According to the director, the city has received more than 98,000 doses of Molnupiravir and is on track to receive another 25,000 doses. Regarding vaccines, the city has nearly 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca, more than 555,000 doses of Pfizer, more than 28,000 doses of VeroCell. The Ministry of Health will also continue to provide vaccines.
Therefore, Dr. Thuong proposed that localities promote vaccination, speed up the distribution of treatment bags and the supply of the anti-viral drug Molnupiravir.
Regarding the progress of the campaign to protect risk groups after 15 days of implementation in the city, as of December 22, the districts and the city of Thu Duc have compiled a list of 584,403 people in the group. at risk. Of these, almost 41,400 people received the first vaccine injections representing 7%, more than 518,300 people received the second doses of vaccine representing almost 89% and more than 24,400 people were not injected. representing 4%.
He revealed that during the first two pilot weeks of in-person learning for grades 9 and 12, the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health found 40 students and 7 teachers infected. by the coronavirus. The health sector and schools treated them according to regulations.