PM inspects COVID-19 prevention and control in Dong Nai province hinh anh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the working session with Dong Nai province's leaders. (Photo: VNA)
Dong Nai (VNA) Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 27 inspected COVID-19 prevention and control in Thanh Phu commune in Vinh Cuu district of southern Dong Nai province, and worked with provincial leaders on the fight against the pandemic.

In Thanh Phu commune, PM Chinh extended his encouragement to front-line forces and volunteers joining the COVID-19 combat as well as local residents in locked down areas. He also examined food and foodstuff supplies, COVID-19 vaccination and local medical stations.

The PM spoke highly of Vinh Cuu district’s efforts to prepare abundant food supplies and put into operation tens of mobile medical stations to provide timely treatment for COVID-19 patients.

PM inspects COVID-19 prevention and control in Dong Nai province hinh anh 2PM Pham Minh Chinh examines vaccination against COVID-19 in Thanh Phu commune in Vinh Cuu district, Dong Nai province. (Photo: VNA) 
In a later working session with provincial leaders, PM Chinh highly evaluated the leadership and direction of the Party Committee and administration of Dong Nai as well as consensus and support of local people in COVID-19 prevention and control, thus helping to gradually control the pandemic and limit deaths.

As the pandemic has been still developing complicatedly in Bien Hoa city and Nhon Trach and Vinh Cuu districts, the government leader asked provincial authorities to strengthen social distancing measures in these localities.

Dong Nai must consider each commune, ward and town as a fortress and each resident as a soldier, he said, adding that administrations at all levels must place people at the centre of the fight against COVID-19, meaning local authorities must care for people’s lives while people have to participate in combating the pandemic.

He also requested provincial authorities to pay attention to social welfare and ensuring security and order, and safety of people in sealed off areas.

PM Chinh asked the Ministry of Health and relevant ministries and agencies to provide more human resources and medical equipment and supplies to support Dong Nai province.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Tien Dung reported at the working session that Dong Nai had recorded nearly 21,000 COVID-19 cases. The province has conducted mass testing so as to early detect infections in the community and striven to control the pandemic by the end of this month, he added./.