HCM City focuses on treatment to mitigate COVID-19 deaths hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)


HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department on July 27 asked medical establishments to focus on treatment for COVID-19 patients, especially those with serious symptoms and high-risk factors such as being over 65 years old, having underlying diseases, in an effort to mitigate deaths caused by the disease.

Accordingly, the department will rearrange medical staff in the city for more appropriate allocation of personnel in preventive work and treatment. Medical staff and last-year medical students joining in collecting samples for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in districts and wards will be sent to quarantine facilities to monitor patients’ health and offer treatment to them.

Youth union members and volunteer students from medical schools will work with local health sectors to collect samples and assist in vaccinations.

As the number of patients is rising, mostly in locked-down areas and medical establishments, the department launched the 115 ambulance system in Thu Duc city, districts, wards and residential areas. It will also increase 115 ambulance vehicles equipped with medical equipment in the near future.

Districts, wards and Thu Duc city were assigned to finish vaccinations for residents no later than August 31.

Later, the department will maintain vaccination services for those aged over 65 and having underlying diseases in 312 medical stations, public and private hospitals.

As of 7pm on July 27, the city recorded 6,318 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Since the fourth pandemic wave began on April 27, the city has logged 72,740 cases, reported the Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control./.