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
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HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND Ho Chi Minh City will carry out the third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND (around 320.7 million USD) sourced from the local budget to help more households and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. Speaking at a press conference held by the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 20, Hoan said given complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city and prolonged social distancing, people face more difficulties due to job loss and having no income. Therefore, in addition to the social security relief packages of the city's Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and other organisations and individuals, the municipal People's Committee continues to implement the third relief package to help ease difficulties for local residents. According to reports from the People's Committees of … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 21
Dr. Đoàn Thị Hoàng Anh visits a patient's home to provide medicine and health care consultant. — Photo suckhoedoisong.vn HCM CITY — Dr. Đoàn Thị Hoàng Anh will never forget the days in her career when she carried oxygen cylinders on her shoulders at the dead of night to the homes of COVID-19 patients in HCM City. Negotiating a maze of tight alleys in an area completely unfamiliar, knowing time is of the essence when delivering the gift of life. But Hoàng Anh, a doctor of Hà Nội’s National Burns Hospital, has no regrets about opting to travel to HCM City to help fight the pandemic. She was put in charge of mobile medical station No. 33 in District 7’s Tân Hưng Ward with two medical students from the Military Medical Academy. They are responsible for supporting and monitoring the health of 33 residential groups with more than 1,000 people in neighbourhood number five. They take care of about 300 F0 patients in the area during the city’s social distancing period. The … [Read more...] about Roung the clock responsibilities for dedicated medical staff
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?
Hanoi-based enterprises and experts shared with The Hanoi Times about their initiatives to ensure smooth operation with anti-pandemic prevention measures in place. Do Thanh Tam, Deputy General Director of Son Ha Group: Uniting to overcome challenges Do Thanh Tam, Deputy General Director of Son Ha Group. HNT Photos: Hoang Anh As Hanoi's authorities have eased the anti-pandemic restrictions, we have built safe operation plans at production facilities, which strictly complied with the 5K protocol (in Vietnamese) Khau tran g (facemask) - Khu khuan (disinfection) - Khoang cach (distance) - Khong tu tap (No gathering) - Khai bao y te (health declaration). We also tightened the implementation of anti-disease measures according to the Prime Minister's Directive. The “three on-site”option continues to be applied at some factories in high-risk areas to ensure the safety of all employees as well as uninterrupted production activities. Logistics units … [Read more...] about Hanoi-based firms ensure safe production in new normal
Many restaurants in Hanoi cleaned up overnight to prepare for their business resumption after more than 50 days of lockdown. Photo: Duc Thanh Since early September, Ho Chi Minh City has allowed food and beverage (F&B) businesses to provide takeaway services from 6am to 6pm. To ensure that pandemic prevention measures are met, the city has requested such businesses to also apply the stay-at-work model, with continuous coronavirus tests for their staff every two days. Despite the green light, many F&B businesses in the city remain careful. Harry Ang, founder of the Singaporean restaurant chain Lion City told VIR, “It’s a good decision to extend the lockdown and utilise more time for planning the next steps to prevent another outbreak. We have been preparing well, as we know that life will never be the same again. All plans have to be carefully executed according to prevention protocols.” He added that he agrees with the local authorities on COVID-19 tests as a good way … [Read more...] about F&B groups breathe sigh of relief after relaxation of social distancing protocols