Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen speaks at the meeting (Photo; SGGP) The Secretary made the statement while touring the outlying district to encourage frontline medical workers who are working at Can Gio Covid-19 Treatment Hospital. Mr. Nen listened to the facility’s activities in the treatment of people with Covid-19. He highly appreciated health care workers’ efforts in treating patients contributing to the city’s fight against Covid-19. The infirmary has obtained certain achievements in the treatment of Covid-19-infected people. Though the hospital has recorded 31 deaths, health care workers have made concerted efforts to reduce the mortality of severely and critically ill Covid-19 patients. According to Mr. Nen, Ho Chi Minh City is currently focusing on overcoming the difficult time to strengthen measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic. Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen (2nd, L) visits Can … [Read more...] about Can Gio needs to focus on upgrade of healthcare system for new normal life
Seafood processor Trung Son Corp in Ho Chi Minh City has recently resumed operating after 70 days of suspension, but with only about 10 percent of its employees. With 119 workers compared to the pre-pandemic level of nearly 900, the company would only able to operate at half capacity by the end of the year, said deputy director Le Minh Tam. The outbreaks in HCMC have caused 300 employees of Trung Son to contract the novel coronavirus while the remainder had to be isolated in quarantine facilities. After the difficult time most workers have left the city for their hometowns and have been able to find jobs there. "The emotional attachment with their family makes them not want to return to work," Tam said, adding those who stayed in the city have also found other jobs. Precision manufacturer Nidec Vietnam in Thu Duc City is in a similar plight as it has been shut down since mid-July, putting nearly 6,000 workers out of jobs. It has now resumed operation with a plan to recruit … [Read more...] about Labor shortage burdens factory restart
Only certain groups of vaccine recipients will have to undergo blood pressure measurement before their inoculation while others will be able to skip this step following the Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s new guidance issued on Friday. People subject to blood pressure checking include those with a history of high or low blood pressure, over 65 years old, or having underlying heart diseases. The new procedure will start with checking the recipient’s medical history, followed by clinical assessment of body temperature, blood pressure in required cases, pulse, and respiratory rate in people with a history of heart failure or abnormal findings such as chest pain or difficulty breathing. Medical staff must then observe the recipient’s general conditions to decide whether to go on with the inoculation or transfer them to another vaccination facility that is capable of handling anaphylactic reactions. The health ministry’s new guidance also advises caution against six groups of … [Read more...] about Vietnam removes blood pressure measurement from pre-vaccination screening steps
Many vaccine takers in Vietnam reported anxiety-induced blood pressure spikes during their pre-screening at the vaccination points, which impeded their inoculation process and, in turn, raised the question on the need for blood pressure checks in the ongoing vaccination campaign. According to the Ministry of Health, their Agency of Medical Service Administration convened a meeting with experts in early September to seek consultation on the necessity of blood pressure measurement at vaccination venues. The majority of the pundits at the event concurred that blood pressure examination should only be required for vaccine takers of 65 years old or above, or those with underlying medical conditions. Considering the recommendations, the Ministry of Health issued an official document that allows vaccination spots to drop blood pressure checks from their screening procedure, starting September 10. Previously, anxiety-induced blood pressure spikes during the pre-vaccination screening … [Read more...] about Are blood pressure checks still required during Vietnam’s vaccination drive?
Companies juggle labour shortages with big costs. Illustration photo On September 9, Ho Chi Minh City coordinated with Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Bac Lieu, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and Dong Thap provinces to help about 2,700 people residing in the city back to return to their hometowns. In recent weeks, tens of thousands more workers have left the city, either with support or on their own accord. At the same time, Dong Nai Industrial Zones Management Authority is considering authorising more than 1,000 employees of 16 enterprises in Dong Nai province to return to their hometowns after companies either ran out of orders or suspended production. Since the beginning of the pandemic, workers have been going back to their hometowns in droves after being laid off or sent on leave. However, business associations from across various sectors have warned that manufacturers who were unable to maintain employee counts during the pandemic would find themselves short-handed when the … [Read more...] about Companies juggle labour shortages with big costs
A child is learning online in HCMC (Photo: SGGP) Plus, 50 and 70 percent of students in disadvantaged provinces don’t have digital learning tools for online learning and many remote villages still have no internet connection, according to preliminary statistics. These days, the Covid-19 pandemic has been reoccurring complicatedly and exerting severe impacts on socio-economic life, especially on the education sector. Hence, the shift to online learning is very necessary and inevitable. However, some destitute parents can provide devices for all their kids; as a result, it is heartbreaking that thousands of students are deprived of education just because he or she does not have a smartphone or a computer to attend online classes. Therefore, the Prime Minister directed the implementation of the program “Sóng và máy tính cho em” (Internet connection and computers for students). Carrying out the Prime Minister ’s direction, the Ministry of Education and Training has dispatched … [Read more...] about Education sector launches program to donate computers for students