Hanoi sets up centre for disease control hinh anh 1The Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi (Source: chinhphu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi.

Under Decision 4016/QD-UBND signed on August 6, after reshuffling, the Centre for Preventive Medicine will be renamed as Hanoi Centre for Disease Control (Hanoi CDC) and have a total of 540 staff members.

The Hanoi CDC, which is under the direct control of the municipal Health Department, will provide counselling and organise activities on disease prevention and health risk reduction. The centre is also tasked with managing community health.

Earlier, the Centre for Preventive Medicine was re-organised with the merger of nine units of the city’s preventive medicine system.

In addition, the reproductive health care centre at the Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital was moved to the Hanoi CDC.

Meanwhile, the division for medicine and cosmetics testing in the former Centre for Preventive Medicine was separated from the centre and upgraded to the municipal centre for medicine, cosmetics and food testing.-VNA