Ha Noi to strengthen prevention of measles and whooping cough (10/11/2017)
HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee has just released the Official Letter No. 5619/UBND-KGVX on enhancing prevention and control of measles, whooping cough in the area.
Accordingly, to proactively prevent measles and whooping cough, the Municipal People’s Committee asked People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns to direct People’s Committees of communes, wards, sectors, agencies, collectives and collaborators to coordinate with local health sectors to review the total number of five-year-old children and identify children who have not yet been injected vaccines against measles and pertussis as well as make a plan on implementing the last vaccination in October and December, 2017.
In addition, health units are tasked to tighten the supervision for early detection of infections in communities and medical establishments; isolate and timely treat patients so as to avoid outbreaks.
Divisions of Culture and Information are in charge of boosting communication, education and popularization of measles, whooping cough among local people, especially high risk objects.
Furthermore, the Department of Health will monitor the disease situation; timely isolate and treat infections so as to prevent cross-contamination in medical facilities; drastically treat outbreaks to avoid spreading the epidemic; promote the vaccination work; ensure enough medicines, vehicles, equipments for prevention of measles and whooping cough; strengthen communication, popularization of diseases, preventive measures for measles and whooping cough on mass media; regularly give reports and proposals to the Municipal People’s Committee for its direction.
Besides, the Department of Information and Communications, Ha Noi Radio and Television, press agencies are responsible for proactively communicating detection ways and preventive measures of measles and whooping cough in accordance with recommendations of the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education and Training will positively deploy activities against measles, pertussis in schools, especially preschools; strengthen the popularization of preventive measures for measles, pertussis; inform infection cases to medical establishments for joint treatment.
Moreover, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front’s chapter of Ha Noi and political – social organizations will positively cooperate with authorities at all levels, Departments of Health, Education and Training, Information and Communications to enhance the popularization of preventing measles and pertussis among people.
By Tran Huong