19 May 2024
3% of patients in Ho Chi Minh City need Covid-19 screening 3

3% of patients in Ho Chi Minh City need Covid-19 screening 3

Ho Chi Minh City Among the 393,560 visits to hospitals during the Tet holidays, there were 12,983 medical declarations belonging to the risk group that needed to be screened for Covid-19.

This information is displayed on the data dashboard of the Department of Health, tracking the results of medical declarations of people visiting hospitals in the city from February 8 to February 16.

Summarizing the results of medical declaration, about 3% of patients need to be triaged and screened.

In order to prevent Covid-19 from infecting hospitals, Ho Chi Minh City has also conducted testing and surveillance of all people at hospitals.

Dashboard summarizes the real-time medical declaration situation at hospitals in the city from February 8 to February 16, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health.

In addition to creating convenience for people to declare when visiting hospitals, the electronic medical declaration application has been effective when the City Center for Disease Control continuously updates epidemiological factors on declaration forms.

To date, 129 public and private hospitals in the city use the Department of Health’s electronic medical declaration application.

3% of patients in Ho Chi Minh City need Covid-19 screening

Medical staff take samples for doctors at Military Hospital 175, Ho Chi Minh City on February 8.

On February 5, Ho Chi Minh City’s proactive surveillance system detected the index case at the Tan Son Nhat airport outbreak cluster – `patient 1979`.

According to HCDC, the speedy testing strategy once the source of infection has been localized is the decisive factor to help control the chain of infection at Tan Son Nhat airport.

HCDC implements a plan to monitor people from Covid-19 areas to the city, to proactively control the risk of disease intrusion.

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