Deputy PM: pandemic fight should concentrate on high-risk areas

(VOVWORLD) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, on August 4 asked the health sector and all-level authorities to concentrate on high-risk areas during the fight against COVID-19.
Deputy PM: pandemic fight should concentrate on high-risk areas - ảnh 1Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam addresses the meeting 

According to the Deputy PM, hospitals and nursing homes need the most attention, and patients in critical conditions and prolonged treatment in intensive care unit (ICU), and renal and cardiovascular departments are most vulnerable to coronavirus transmission.

The outbreak in the central city of Da Nang has put hospitals, localities, departments and agencies on alert, he further said, stressing the need to tighten rules in hospitals and seriously observe pandemic prevention and control regulations towards patients and health workers.

Dam said measures against COVID-19 should be implemented in the status of new normal, and asked the Ministry of Health to coordinate with media agencies to guide people to maintain their daily activities and production in the new situation.
Speaking at the meeting, Acting Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long pointed to the complexity of the pandemic in Da Nang and nearby Quang Nam province, saying testing proves that the new wave began in early July.
The ministry is making all-out efforts to contain the disease by extending testing and surveillance in the community and quarantining all F1 cases that have direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control predicted that there will be more cases of community transmission and fatalities in the time ahead as the pandemic is sweeping through ICU, artificial kidney and heart departments where patients with serious chronic diseases are being treated.