Health Deputy Minister Le Quang Cuong delivers speech at a meeting with the municipal Department of Health (Photo: Ministry of Health)
 
Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang has completed preparations for medical services at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week in early November, the municipal Department of Health reported on September 28.

In a meeting with Health Deputy Minister Le Quang Cuong, Da Nang health department’s deputy director Nguyen Tan Hai said the city already issued a comprehensive plan on medical preparations for APEC 2017.

Accordingly, 23 emergency paramedics will be available for the event, of which 17 will be stationed at the 17 hotels where the delegations will stay, another two each for the business and the media centre, while the APEC staff and flight crews will also have medics available for them.

The city’s health department also plans to station nine medical teams at Da Nang C Hospital, Da Nang Hospital and seven district health centres in case of emergencies.

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Regarding food safety, the city’s Food Hygiene and Safety Division will constantly carry out food and drinks inspections throughout the city to ensure food quality during the week, Hai said.

So far the food safety division completed food inspections at 16 out of 17 hotels hosting APEC guests.-VNA