The medical team from Hospital 199 (Ministry of Public Security) set out to support Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao)
NDO – Hospital 199 (Ministry of Public Security) based in Da Nang city on July 5 sent its police doctors to Ho Chi Minh City to assist the current hotbed of COVID-19 infections in its fight against the pandemic.
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The medical team includes 53 people, consisting of 17 doctors, 28 nurses, six technicians, and two pharmacists. The entire group has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Before that, staff had been training on treatment regimens, caring for patients with COVID-19, personal protection measures, and infection control.
On the same day, a volunteer team of 50 medical staff from the Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City continued to support COVID-19 testing at Binh Dien wholesale market in District 8,. Previously, the hospital also dispatched 150 medical staff to assist in taking samples for the testing of locals in the district.
Also on July 5, in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh district, overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the city launched a campaign to support poor households facing difficulties due to the pandemic, to the value of VND1 billion. The campaign will offer a "Zero Supermarket" and "Zero VND Meal" model for poor workers and people facing difficulties amid COVID-19 in Tan Binh and surrounding areas.
As of July 5, the total amount of money given and registered to support COVID-19 prevention and control in Phu Yen province had reached over VND3.3 billion, along with thousands of quick tests and medical supplies. The provincial relief fund has transferred more than VND1 billion to its nine administrative units to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic.
On July 5, the Phuong Trang Group presented 50,350 SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test kits to Lam Dong province.
On the same day, Dong Nai province started receiving COVID-19 patients for treatment at Dong Nai Dermatology Hospital. This is the second local hospital to be converted to treat COVID-19 infection cases after the Dong Nai Lung Hospital in 2020.
As of 12:30pm today, Vietnam logged 247 more local COVID-19 infections, as announced by the Ministry of Health.
Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s current largest pandemic hotspot, recorded most of the infections, with 196 cases.
It was followed by the provinces of Binh Duong with 17 cases, Long An 13, Phu Yen six, Bac Giang four, Vinh Long and Dong Thap three each, Quang Ngai and Ha Tinh two each, and Bac Ninh with one.
Of the new infections, 220 were found in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas.
The new cases brings the national tally to 20,508, including 18,650 domestic and 1,858 imported cases.
17,080 cases have been recorded since April 27, when the fourth outbreak began.
A total of 7,819 patients have been given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while the death toll now stands at 90.
The four latest deaths, all confirmed on July 5, consisted of three women and a man aged between 68 and 88 with serious underlying health conditions.
Among active patients still undergoing treatment, 313 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice, and 74 thrice.
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