Focusing on prevention and control of African swine fever, dengue fever in the city (11:03 27/03/2019)


HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee on March 22 issued Announcement No. 318/TB-UBND on the conclusion of Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on prevention and control of African swine fever, dengue fever, and ensuring food safety and hygiene in the city.


Accordingly, to prevent the African swine fever virus from spreading in the city, the Chairman asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to urgently review and provide enough devices to localities to cull infected pigs.

Furthermore, the Department is also in charge of taking prime responsibility and working with the Department of Finance to review Decision No. 1844/QD-UBND dated May 3, 2012 of the Municipal People’s Committee, urgently give a report on remuneration for officials, civil servants and workers directly joining the disease prevention work and control task to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Finance, and then report to the Municipal People’s Committee before March 27, 2019.

The city leader assigned the Department of Finance to take prime responsibility, coordinate with Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development; Industry and Trade to update market price of pork to provide financial aid to farmers who have infected pigs culled.

People’s Committees of districts and townships are requested to drastically and synchronously take measures to put the disease under control as directed by the Central level and the city. Accordingly, local authorities will focus on strengthening the communication on preventive measures, especially bio-security measures to breeding farms, especially small breeding farms.

Localities, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and relevant units need to disseminate measures to take care of pigs in the right way so as to minimize the use of leftovers at restaurants, hotels, canteens; execute measures to ensure environmental sanitation and inspect food sources; and strengthen disease communication to call on people not to boycott safe pork, he urged.

In terms of prevention and control of measles and dengue fever, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung emphasized the need to continue strictly implementing the conclusion of the Standing Board of the Municipal Party Committee on enhancing measles prevention and control in Ha Noi at Announcement No. 1513-TB/TU dated August 17, 2018 of the Municipal Party Committee.

He asked the Department of Health to give instruction to district People’s Committee to strengthen the dissemination of vaccination as well as measures to prevent measles and dengue fever from spreading in the city.

Meanwhile, preschools and primary schools are responsible for actively work with health units to strengthen disease prevention and control in schools.

Also the Center for Disease Control is in charge of monitoring the disease, and spraying the chemicals while strengthening the communication to raise people’s awareness about measles and dengue fever, Chairman Chung stressed.

In terms of ensuring food safety and hygiene in schools citywide, the governments of districts and townships need to work with organizations, units, collectives and individuals in providing food and water to schools to ensure food safety and hygiene in canteens, and prevent food poisoning from happening in schools citywide.

While, the Department of Health and local medical units need to work out measures to promptly treat patients in case food poisonings.


By Tran Huong


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