Taking measures for measles prevention (16:43 03/08/2018)

HNP – The Ha Noi People’s Committee released Official Letter No. 3740/UBND-KGVX on July 30th on asking departments, sectors, agencies and People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts, towns to proactively strengthen measles prevention and treatment.

To proactively prevent measles, the Municipal People’s Committee requested the Department of Health to closely monitor the measles situation; open training courses on guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of measles issued by the Ministry of Health for health workers; give detailed instruction to patients in medical facilities; isolate the patients and promptly treat them according to treatment regimen so as to avoid cross-contamination in medical facilities; drastically treat outbreaks as regulated to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

It is vital to enhance measles vaccination programs; cooperate with relevant departments, sectors and People’s Committees of districts, town to carry out measles – rubella vaccination campaigns (phase 1) for children between one to five  years old in the area. Accordingly, 95% of children will be vaccinated against measles.

In addition, the children between five to ten years old will be vaccinated at phase 2 of the vaccination campaign in 2019.


The Department of Education and Training will positively deploy many activities against measles in schools, especially preschools and primary schools; closely work with the health sector to organize measles – rubella vaccination campaigns in schools.

People’s Committees of districts, town will coordinated with the health sector, departments, and agencies to enhance measles prevention in localities; effectively carry out the vaccination campaigns as instructed by the Department of Health.

The Department of Information and Communications, the Ha Noi Radio Television and press agencies will strengthen the popularization of measures against measles among people.

By Tran Huong

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