Health sector urged to implement key task in next months

Friday, 2018-03-16 10:26:19
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam chaired a working session on March 15 with the Ministry of Health on several key tasks in the coming months. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) to facilitate the implementation of several key tasks in the coming months.

The senior government official hosted a working session with the health sector at the Government Headquarters in Hanoi on Thursday.

Reporting to the Deputy PM on the public healthcare sector in the first months of this year, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said that his ministry has closely coordinated with the relevant units and localities to strengthen the prevention and control of seasonal diseases since the beginning of the year, while maintaining regular medical examinations and treatments to serve the people during the Lunar New Year.

The sector also increased their inspections over food safety during the festive season and implemented solutions to improve the quality of medical examinations and treatments and reduce overload at hospitals. The ministry has facilitated administrative reform to create favourable conditions for enterprises that produce and trade in food, while enhancing international cooperation.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged the health sector to remain focused to prevent the outbreak of seasonal disease like dengue fever as happened in major cities last year. (Photo: VGP)

After discussing the specific tasks that the MoH will implement in the immediate future, Deputy PM Dam urged commune health stations to deploy software for compiling health records for every citizen, while promoting preventive health activities and ensuring adequate vaccines for the expanded national programme on immunisation.

Stressing the importance of preventing seasonal disease outbreaks, such as dengue fever, the government leader warned the sector to remain alert against the outbreak of dengue fever, as occurred in major cities, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, last year.

The MoH should closely coordinate with the Vietnam Medical Association in finalising treatment regimens and technical processes, as well as facilitating the inspection and supervision over the payment of medical insurance, the interconnection of test results and hospital quality.

Other key tasks that should be focused on are; piloting autonomy in several major hospitals, establishing medical committees to cover regulations related to medical personnel training, and synchronously implementing the master plan on improving Vietnamese health and physical strength.