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The whole country recorded more than 5,500 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, 1 death

According to the Ministry of Health, on the infectious disease surveillance system from the beginning of 2022 until now, the whole country has recorded 5,545 cases of the disease. Hand, foot and mouthincluding 1 death in Binh Thuan.

Compared to the same period in 2021, the number of cases decreased by 83.3%, the number of deaths decreased by 9 cases. However, the number of cases tends to increase mainly in the South and locally in some provinces and cities such as Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Soc Trang.

In order to actively prevent and control hand, foot and mouth disease, minimize the number of cases and deaths, and prevent the epidemic from spreading, spreading and prolonging, the Ministry of Health proposes the People’s Committees of provinces and cities to direct Authorities at all levels, branches and political, socio-political organizations shall coordinate with the health sector to drastically and synchronously deploy solutions to effectively prevent and stop disease outbreaks in the locality, focusing on Focusing on areas with a high number of cases, at risk of outbreaks…

Direct the Department of Health to closely monitor the epidemic situation, promptly detect newly arising outbreaks, localize and thoroughly handle outbreaks as soon as detected; strengthening mobile anti-epidemic teams, mobile emergency teams ready to investigate, verify, evaluate, handle outbreaks and support lower levels in outbreak control, emergency and treatment when necessary.

Well organize treatment classification, medical examination, collection, emergency treatment, patient treatment, arrange separate treatment areas for patients with infectious diseases, limit family visits to patients, note for severe patients, minimizing the number of deaths.

Practice well to prevent cross-contamination in treatment facilities, especially to prevent cross-contamination between hand, foot and mouth disease with measles, pneumonia and other respiratory infections.

Localities have fully prepared funds, drugs, vehicles, supplies and chemicals for emergency work, patient treatment and response to epidemic situations. Organize training, update knowledge on surveillance, disease detection and treatment at all levels to improve the capacity of medical staff, especially grassroots health workers.

The Ministry of Health also asked localities to direct the Department of Information and Communications to coordinate with the health sector to strengthen communication on the prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease. Carry out propaganda in households and communities in many forms such as meeting of residential groups, people’s meetings, training, on-the-spot instructions, leaflets, loudspeakers, radio, newspapers, television…

Directing the Department of Education and Training to proactively coordinate with the health sector to organize extensive propaganda at schools, especially at kindergartens and kindergartens on measures to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease and other health measures. disease in school…

Perform classroom hygiene, environmental sanitation, provide enough drinking water, clean water, ensure food safety at collective kitchens. Regularly clean tables and chairs, and clean surfaces and toys daily with soap or common detergents.

Early detection of disease cases at educational institutions, immediately notify local health authorities to organize examination, treatment and timely handling of outbreaks.

Direct the Department of Finance to submit to the People’s Committee of the province and city for timely decision on additional funding at the proposal of the Department of Health and related units to ensure the demand for disease prevention and control, and to have the drug base ready. biological products, supplies, chemicals and equipment for epidemic prevention and control activities in the locality.

Organize interdisciplinary inspection teams to inspect and support localities to immediately solve difficulties and problems in disease prevention and control and take timely and appropriate direction measures… prevention and control measures to prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease.

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