For more than 20 days in the city, the force helped speed up its coronavirus test, track and trace and treatment efforts in a bid to stop the spread of infection in the community.
The city also received constructive suggestions from the force to respond to the resurgence of the virus, including reimposing social distancing restrictions on the city and the disinfection of the C and Danang General hospitals so that the medical facilities could come back on-stream in treating non-Covid-19 patients suffering from other serious diseases from the city and neighbouring localities.
The taskforce also assisted in the setting up of some makeshift hospitals and some special units at the hospitals as well as at the Lung Hospital to treat critically-ill Covid-19 patients who also suffer from various other diseases.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son discusses with doctors in Danang on the treatment for Covid-19 patients.
Medical experts and doctors from some hospitals in Hanoi and HCM City also came and helped treat patients and shared experiences with health workers in Danang, and the neighbouring localities of Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai.
The task force meets with members of the Quang Nam Provincial Department of Health about the Covid-19 situation in the province.
Speaking at the farewell meeting with the forces held on August 20, on behalf of the city leaders and locals, Danang People’s Committee Chairman Huynh Duc Tho expressed his deep gratitude to the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 special taskforce, especially Deputy Minister Son, for their dedication and valuable support for Danang to help it eliminate the coronavirus.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son announces some recovery cases at the Hoa Vang Makeshift Hospital in Danang.
Chairing a meeting on Covid-19 pandemic on August 20, Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long revealed that Danang health sector conducted almost 90,000 tests, and detected 356 cases positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus after nearly a month since the outbreak occured on July 25.
Vietnam recorded no new Covid-19 case on Friday morning. The patient tally is now 1,007. As many as 542 patients have made full recovery. There have been 25 fatalities reported in the country so far.