Ha Noi to strengthen HFMD prevention and control (21:07 04/10/2018)

HNP – The Ha Noi Department of Health granted Official Letter No. 4305/SYT-NVY on October 2nd on strengthening prevention and control of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Accordingly, the Department of Health requested the Ha Noi Center for Disease Control and Prevention to open training courses on specialized knowledge and skills for HFMD supervision and treatment to Medical Stations of districts, suburban districts, towns; take measures for disease prevention in preschools, primary schools; closely supervise assigned Medical Stations and make reports from specialized units and recommend the Department of Health to direct measures to prevent the disease.

Additionally, the Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention is tasked to coordinate with press agencies, radio systems to promote the popularization under diversified methods so as to raise the public awareness about HFMD prevention; enhance inspection of carrying out measures for disease prevention in units; cooperate with relevant units to monitor and give instruction to education establishments to well implement the disease prevention in schools; ensure the supply of  enough vital medicines, equipments to treat the epidemic.

Medical Centers of districts, suburban districts, towns will coordinate with Divisions of Education and Training of districts, suburban districts, towns to take measures for HFMD prevention; organize training courses and give guidelines on HFMD supervision and treatment in the localities; enhance inspection to early detect HFMD cases in the community and timely handle the outbreak in an effort to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Medical establishments are responsible for ensuring enough medicines, equipments and training health workers on HFMD emergency regimen and treatment; strictly implementing regulations on infection control, cross-infection prevention in order to minimize death; etc.

By Tran Huong



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