According to a survey by the Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital in HCM City, up to 67% of patients said they wanted to have psychological counseling. Psychologist Tri Thi Minh Thuy talks with a severe Covid-19 patient who has recovered from the disease and is about to be discharged from the hospital. Photo: Cho Ray Hospital. According to the survey, 20% of the patients suffered depression, 53.3% with anxiety disorder, and 16.7% with stress. In particular, up to 66.7% patients who needed High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) suffered from depression. Similarly, 66.7% patients who had to breathe oxygen through a mask or mechanical ventilator suffered from anxiety disorder. As many as 67% of patients wanted psychological counseling during treatment and after being discharged from the hospital. The hospital has invited psychologist Tri Thi Minh Thuy from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, to survey and provide psychological treatment support … [Read more...] about Over 67% of Covid-19 patients at HCM City Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital need psychological support
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Vietnam confirmed an additional 11,527 Covid-19 infections on Wednesday and 11,919 patients were discharged from hospital following their recovery the same day, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, 11,525 of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 35 localities including HCM City (5,435), Binh Duong (4,179), Dong Nai (930), Long An (191), An Giang (186), Kien Giang (137), and Tien Giang (89). There were two imported patients confirmed today. The new infection number showed a decrease of 165 cases compared to yesterday's figure. There were 5,870 infections found in the community. As of Wednesday evening, 714,497 infections have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country in late April, with some southern localities recording high infections such as HCM City (353,655), Binh Duong (187,493), Dong Nai (42,362), Long An (31,041), and Tien Giang (13,464). The outbreak has so far spread to 62 out of 63 cities and … [Read more...] about Nearly 12,000 Covid-19 patients recover on Wednesday
The volunteer hands over a medicine bag to a Covid-19 patient treated at home in Phu Nhuan District. (Photo: SGGP) The group will help the local medical facilities and mobile healthcare stations manage and care for F0 cases at home, implement Covid-19 antigen rapid test, give support in vaccination and distribution of medicines. Every team has at least three members who will be responsible for monitoring 10-20 Covid-19 patients, including heads of the quarter or apartment building, medical staff of the local medical stations of ward, commune or town, and retired healthcare workers and volunteers. Each unit will be equipped with thermometer, blood pressure monitor, oxygen saturation (SpO2), oxygen cylinders, mask oxygen with bag, Covid-19 rapid antigen test kits, personal protective equipment , a phone number that is available 24 hours a day. By Thanh An – Translated by Kim Khanh … [Read more...] about HCMC to establish Community-based Covid-19 Patient Care teams
The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a set of safety assessment criteria for eateries, food businesses, supermarkets, and shopping malls to reopen. There are six criteria for catering service providers and seven for supermarkets, shopping malls, and food retailers. Catering service - The establishment must have a certificate of food safety. - The establishment must ensure food safety conditions in accordance with regulations. - Employees, customers, and delivery workers must strictly follow health authorities’ pandemic prevention and control instructions. All staff members have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for the novel coronavirus. - All people have to follow basic pandemic prevention measures, namely wearing face masks, sanitizing hands, and keeping a minimum distance of two meters. - The delivery area must be separated from the remaining sections, while hand sanitizer, antiseptic, and hand … [Read more...] about How can food establishments reopen in Ho Chi Minh City after COVID-19 halt?
As more people get vaccinated, the chances for factories to work near full capacity increases. Photo: Le Toan Over the past three weeks Nguyen Thu Ha, a nurse from a healthcare centre in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh district, had to come to the office very early and then ride on her motorcycle to several vaccination spots nearby. “Normally, we have to administer 150 doses a day, but the number has been increased to over 500 doses a day. We begin the work at 7.30am and finish at about 9-10pm without any pause, except for a few minutes for lunch,” Ha told VIR. “All medical staff in Hanoi’s clinics and hospitals have been mobilised to focus on vaccinations as soon as possible and everything has been going very smoothly.” On September 6, Hanoi’s government ordered that all efforts must be made to control the pandemic before September 15 through the testing of the entire population at least once to gradually restore the economy. The city was estimated to have vaccinated 100 per cent of all … [Read more...] about Vaccinations underpinning super-charged recovery aim
By 2025, Hanoi envisions becoming a highly competitive city in the region by restructuring the growth model based on technological advancement and innovation. Despite the severe Covid-19 situation, Hanoi continues to set a high gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth of up to 7.5% during the 2021-2025 period. Hanoi from above. Photo: Pham Hung Given the city’s estimated GRDP growth at around 3.97-4.54% in 2021, this would require Hanoi to achieve an average growth rate of 8.25-8.4% for the 2022-2025 period. This was among two growth scenarios in Hanoi’s socio-economic development plan for the 2021-2025 period, which have been signed off by Secretary of the Hanoi's Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung. In a less optimistic scenario, the city is expected to average economic growth of 6.5-7% during the period. This case is based on the fact that Vietnam could only contain the pandemic in the fourth quarter of 2021 and achieve herd immunity by the second half … [Read more...] about Hanoi targets 7-7.5% GRDP growth in 2021-25 period