Overseas Vietnamese experts in Italy help control COVID-19 at home hinh anh 1Doctor Karen Kieu Nguyen (L) and Italian doctors (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– A series of online conferences themed “Overseas Vietnamese join hands in overcoming the pandemic” will be launched on July 31 by a Vietnamese Italian expert team led by Doctor Karen Kieu Nguyen.

The activity aims to respond to the call by the Party and State leaders for the Vietnamese community’s support to the COVID-19 fight.

In the first conference, the experts will share experience with Ho Chi Minh City in deploying family doctor system in Italy for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Speaking to a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Italy, Doctor Karen Kieu Nguyen said that since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Government has valued ideas and experience shared by overseas Vietnamese in pandemic prevention and control.

She held that Vietnam showed strong performance in pandemic control in 2020 with low numbers of infections and deaths, and high number of recoveries.

However, recently, the number of new infections is rising, she noted, adding that the guidelines given by family doctors via telephone to patients undertaking quarantine and treatment at home are necessary in reducing spreading risks and overload at hospitals.

As scheduled, Doctor Karen Kieu Nguyen and her peers from 118 emergency centre of Italy will arrive in HCM City to support the city in implementing the process of screening, treating and caring for COVID-19 patients, and share Italy’s experience in vaccine distribution.

The conference series is the initiative of a group of OVs, including Danny Vo Thanh Dang from Singapore, Dr. Nguyen Duc Thai and Dr. William H. Nguyen from the US./.