Localities share experience in battling COVID-19 hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The Ministry of Health held a teleconference recently discussing measures to ensure safety in battling COVID-19 at medical facilities, with more than 700 units around the country participating.

The teleconference reviewed lessons in COVID-19 treatment and measures to contain the spread of this and other acute respiratory diseases in hospitals.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son underlined that in addition to quarantining people that visited pandemic-hit regions, early detection and appropriate treatment have an important role to play in coping with the disease.

The ministry has prepared guidelines on COVID-19 diagnoses and treatment at hospitals, with updates from previous outbreaks and the experience of others.

Notably, the establishment of a centre providing online consultations has contributed to saving critical COVID-19 patients and raising treatment quality.

The pandemic has broken out in 215 countries and territories worldwide, Son noted. More than 34 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, while over 1 million have died.

Vietnam has so far reported 1,095 cases, of which 1,018 have now been given the all-clear, for a recovery rate of 96.4 percent. The country has also recorded 35 fatalities.

A total of 54 medical facilities around the country have provided treatment to COVID-19 patients. Thirty-two patients are now being treated at nine hospitals./.