Deputy Prime Minister Wu Duc defends: “We must always be ready” – Photo: VGP
On February 23, the National Steering Committee for Disease Control COVID-19 held a meeting to implement epidemic prevention. Deputy Prime Minister Wu Duc Dam, head of the Steering Board, chaired the meeting.
We can’t claim a country with almost 100 million people, with more than 5,000 km of land border, not to mention thousands of kilometers of coastline, an open economy, so there can be absolutely no pathogens in the community. “
Deputy Prime Minister Wu Duc dams
Combine the vaccine strategy harmoniously with the anti-epidemic strategy
In a meeting, an umbrellaNguyen Dac Vinh, deputy head of the party’s Central Office, said that early detection is crucial in the fight against epidemics. Citing a real example of the Tan Son Nhat airport outbreak and the Hai Phong outbreak, Mr. Vinh stressed the need to apply screening tests with specific tactics and strategies to detect early cases, assess and quickly remove translations.
He also suggested that the Ministry of Health should update the lessons, make a traceability map, intelligent isolation diagrams so that the sites are managed appropriately and applied effectively when situations arise,At the same time, it is necessary to develop plans for a harmonious combination of injection strategies Vaccine Prevention of COVID-19 with an epidemic prevention strategy to be effective.
With regard to screening and screening, the Steering Board said that the Ministry of Health must guide localities in ensuring economical and efficient implementation; in which local disease control centers (CDCs) have to play a coordinating role …
According to Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien, director of the Department of Military Medicine, the examination must be managed by a state agency, which must be a specialized agency. Continuing to implement a strategy of rapid monitoring, broad, narrow isolation; It is necessary to study and apply the use of a rapid antigen test in order to shorten the screening test time …
Deputy Prime Minister Wu Duc Dam emphasized: The population of Vietnam ranks 15th in the world. We are a developing country with a middle income rank outside the 120th place in the world. Currently, the total number of cases in Vietnam is ranked at 173, but in terms of the incidence rate per capita, it is ranked at 213/219 countries and territories. In particular, Vietnamese costs against the epidemic are very low. The number of tests per population ranks 176 in the world.
“With all the humility, it can be said that Vietnam has rated the world as one of the most effective countries against the epidemic. That is why we must insist on the strategy and principles against the epidemic from the beginning.
In each period, the tactics changed flexibly, but the strategy in five steps: Prevention – Detection – Quarantine, Zoning – Quilting – Treatment has not changed, especially detection, search and now. “More focus and focus in the community,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Extensive test, indicated
Speaking at the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister of Health, Fr.Proposing Hai Duong Province to perform specific and scientific calculations in conducting extensive tests for workers in industrial zones; build the right sample size, with the right subjects, focus on high-risk groups and areas (bus stops, traders …) to conduct screening tests, ensuring efficiency in anti-epidemic economic efficiency.
Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son at the meeting – Photo: VGP
Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen noted that the province strictly adhered to the instructions as to the broad tests; The Province proposed to the Province to assign to the Ministry of Health to lead together with the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Steering Committee of Industrial Zones for risk assessment of each factory as a basis for ordering tests, not testing for workers from all two factories located in that area.
There must also be indications of risk subjects; at the examination unit, definitely through CDC coordination, the collection of test prices must be in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Health – Ministry of Finance; avoid the test unit specification …
Reporting more on the issue, provincial leader Hai Duong said the province has persistently tested the oil spill, with a focus and focus on proactively preventing epidemics and dealing with emergencies urgently; The province also has a policy of expanding to higher risk groups, depending on the epidemiological characteristics of each locality, in order to actively fight the epidemic, and not to arbitrarily expand testing.
I cannot claim that the country is absolutely safe
After hearing the opinions of the province and members of the Board of Directors, Deputy Prime Minister Wu Duc Dam praised the efforts of Hai Duong Province, as well as the support forces of the Ministry of Health in the last few years with the whole country. in epidemic prevention.
So far, it can be said that the epidemic is basically well controlled throughout the country. Even Hai Duong, carefully analyzing the data to date, found only 3 cases of COVID-19 in the community that were not located in blocked or isolated areas and all 3 cases were found.
Next time, the deputy prime minister proposed to Hai Duong province to continue the test that monitors and monitors cases. For large-scale community research, the Ministry of Health must provide guidance, Hai Duong must very specifically direct which factories and companies, in which areas must be tested in order for workers to work, in order to avoid waste.
“Currently, the cost of testing for COVID-19 by PCR is equal to the vaccination of 2 people. Local CDCs must be responsible for coordinating testing activities.
Absolutely do not allow all companies to test COVID-19 for the work of new workers, not only expensive but also creates a mentality of doubt about the tests or negative results. “Again, subjectively, very dangerous,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Many people pass through places with high risk, such as water shops near industrial zones, hospitals, bus stations, markets … the examination must be very flexible in order to be the most efficient and economical.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that even after the province of Hai Duong stopped the epidemic, it must be ready for the epidemic situation. Since with 100 million people, a very long border, an open economy, we still have to receive foreign experts who will serve the socio-economic development, “no one can say that Vietnam has absolutely no pathogens in the community. We have to be ready at all times “…
“Loneliness” is not true
Regarding the connection between the consumption of goods from Hai Duong, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An said that the ministry worked with large consumers, that they are ready, but that they are currently facing difficulties in organizing transportation (currently each province operates one type, so it is so very complicated)
On this issue, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dac Phu said that it is not true that the “isolation” of some sites is not true. Because the state management agencies have issued documents specifying “technical barriers” in order to ensure the movement of goods in the conditions of disease prevention. He suggested that the sites should study the regulations issued by the central government in order to be properly applied, to avoid “blocking rivers, banning the market”, which would affect the production and life of people.