Are COVID-19 cases in Binh Duong showing unusual developments?

From the beginning of April until now, Binh Duong province has recorded 2 deaths due to COVID-19. Faced with this situation, how has the Binh Duong health sector implemented prevention measures? SK&DS newspaper interviewed Dr. Huynh Minh Chin, Deputy Director of Binh Duong Department of Health.
Reporter: It is known that you have just directly inspected the treatment work as well as treatment backup plans when there were an increase in COVID-19 patients in Binh Duong area. What were the inspection results?

Dr. Huynh Minh Chin: On May 9, Binh Duong Department of Health organized 3 groups to inspect and supervise the admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients on the 2nd and 3rd floors according to the treatment stratification of the Department of Health. Ministry of Health at 9 District, Town and City Health Centers in the province.

Accordingly, at the monitoring units, delegation members inspected the organization of screening, emergency care, admission for treatment, and care of COVID-19 patients on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The delegations also Check facilities, equipment, and personnel to meet the needs of receiving and treating COVID-19 patients.

Through the inspection, we initially assessed that the units were interested in investing in medical equipment to serve the treatment of patients on the 2nd and 3rd floors (if any).

Since the beginning of 2023, Binh Duong province has recorded 762 COVID-19 cases and 02 deaths.
In addition, we need to pay more attention to infection control, prevent cross-infection in treatment facilities, and focus on nutrition for patients. In order to minimize deaths, each unit needs to develop a plan to protect patient groups at high risk and prone to serious complications, such as: Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with diseases. background…

Binh Duong Department of Health emphasized that this is an annual inspection to determine the response ability of the health sector’s treatment system if there are unfortunately unusual developments in the number of cases suddenly increasing.

And currently, COVID-19 disease in Binh Duong province is under control.

Reporter: From May 9, 2023, the first day people in Binh Duong province will be required to wear masks in 6 locations according to Official Dispatch 1283/CV-BCD of the Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention and Control. COVID-19 disease in the province, how was the first day recorded by the Binh Duong health sector, sir?

Through my observations, the first day of wearing masks at 6 public places of Binh Duong people went quite well. At medical facilities, patients as well as family members when coming to the hospital wear masks.

All hospitals disseminate the regulations of the Provincial Steering Committee for COVID-19 Disease Prevention and Control. Nursing staff and security guards remind family members visiting patients as well as visitors to wear masks when entering or leaving.

For public places such as bus stations, buses, markets… people have got into the habit of wearing masks when going out.

In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s message of +2K vaccine (disinfection, mask), wearing a mask in public places is a personal preventive measure that contributes to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the community. community, protecting people’s health, especially high-risk groups such as people with underlying medical conditions, the elderly, immunocompromised people, and obese people.

We want people in the area to go to ward and commune health stations to register for the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Binh Duong Health Sector is committed to providing enough vaccines for people in the area.

6 cases where masks are required in Binh Duong:
People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection, people with or suspected of having COVID-19.
Cases of being present at a medical facility, quarantine place, or place of residence where someone is being quarantined or under medical observation and supervision (except for people quarantined in single rooms; people with respiratory failure; patients being hospitalized). performing medical procedures; children under 5 years old).
Participants in public transportation, applicable to all passengers, operators, waiters, service staff, managers, workers at stations, bus stations, docks, and waiting rooms when interacting with passengers.
Service staff, managers, and workers in direct contact with customers at shopping centers, supermarkets, and wholesale markets.
Service staff, managers, workers, and sales people when contacting customers and attendees at cultural and tourist establishments and places where crowded events are held.
Document reception staff and transaction staff when contacting customers at document reception and transaction places.

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