Hanoi: Prevention of monkeypox with the spirit of ‘One step early, one step higher’

To proactively control and prevent monkeypox in the city with the spirit and solution of “One step early, one step higher”, the Department of Health requested the City Center for Disease Control (CDC). Hanoi closely monitors the developments and situation of monkeypox in the world and Vietnam, continuously updates the epidemic prevention and control guidelines of the Ministry of Health and reputable professional agencies at home and abroad, in a timely manner. Timely advise the Department of Health on reports, advise the City People’s Committee, direct the units in the industry to implement scientific, effective, timely and appropriate measures to prevent and control monkeypox. .

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Hanoi focuses on medical quarantine at Noi Bai International Airport.

Coordinating with units in the industry and related units to carry out surveillance (including collection of patient samples, diagnostic tests), prevent epidemics from entering, paying special attention to control activities. medical services at Noi Bai International Airport under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and specialized agencies at higher levels.

CDC Hanoi also needs to organize training, guidance and coordination with medical examination and treatment facilities, health centers of districts, towns and related units to strengthen surveillance, detection, investigate and handle arising cases and outbreaks of monkeypox (if any), not to spread; review and advise on the assurance of supplies, equipment, drugs and human resources for epidemic prevention and control. Advise the Department of Health on proactive and proactive measures to prioritize the protection of health forces, high-risk subjects, vulnerable subjects… of the city.

At the same time, inspect and supervise the preparation and implementation of monkeypox prevention and control at the units; synthesize and support units to remove difficulties and obstacles in the implementation and timely report to the Department of Health the contents beyond their competence.

Along with that, set up a hotline to receive information and support handling of monkeypox (can be combined with a hotline for prevention and control of other diseases) at CDC Hanoi; advise the Department of Health to coordinate with related departments, agencies and units and deploy information and communication in the Hanoi Health sector to ensure timely and complete information and communication on monkeypox prevention and control. , science as recommended by the Ministry of Health so that people know, cooperate in implementation, not subjective, but at the same time do not cause panic. CDC Hanoi is the focal point of the Health sector to coordinate with the veterinary sector and related agencies in the prevention and control of epidemics from wild animals, especially the group of animals at high risk of infection with monkeypox. .

The health centers of districts, towns, in coordination with the Department of Health actively coordinate with the Hanoi CDC, medical examination and treatment facilities in the area and related units to implement, in which focus strengthen supervision, detection, investigation and handling of monkeypox cases and outbreaks (if any), not to spread; ensure facilities and materials to serve the collection and treatment of sick people, minimizing mortality. Coordinate with units to implement medical quarantine, proactively prevent epidemics and diseases from entering early.

In particular, priority is given to the protection of medical forces, high-risk subjects, and vulnerable subjects. Training for local health workers on instructions for prevention and control of monkeypox under the guidance of the Ministry of Health; advise People’s Committees of districts, towns to proactively prepare materials, equipment, drugs and human resources for epidemic prevention and control. Implement information and communication on monkeypox prevention and control in various forms according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health to ensure timely information for people to know and coordinate in implementation (especially paying attention to proactively declaring with health authorities when having symptoms of disease/suspected disease). Set up a hotline to receive information on counseling and supporting people about monkeypox. Actively coordinate with the veterinary sector and related agencies in the prevention and control of epidemics from wild animals, especially the group of animals at high risk of infection with monkeypox.

The Department of Health also requires medical examination and treatment facilities to regularly update and disseminate instructions on diagnosis and treatment of monkeypox of the Ministry of Health and specialized agencies at higher levels; review and ensure facilities and materials for the collection and treatment of sick people, minimizing mortality. Coordinate with Hanoi CDC, health centers of districts, towns and related units to monitor and detect cases of monkeypox infection, come for examination and treatment according to instructions. of the Ministry of Health.

Medical examination and treatment facilities also need to perform well the work of segregation, classification, good management of medical waste, prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections and cross-contamination in medical examination and treatment establishments. Strengthen communication for staff, employees of the unit, patients, and caregivers about the epidemic situation and monkeypox prevention measures as recommended by the Ministry of Health. ; Note that people are advised to actively report to health authorities when they have suspicious symptoms, disease …

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