HCMC to impose e-health declaration mandate starting tomorrow
Passengers make health declarations at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. All residents in HCMC are required to make electronic health declarations starting tomorrow, June 24 - PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – All residents in HCMC are required to make electronic health declarations starting tomorrow, June 24, to serve the fight against Covid-19, which is showing no signs of abating in the city.
Duong Anh Duc, vice chairman of the municipal government, has sent a dispatch to departments, agencies, the authorities of Thu Duc City, and districts regarding the citywide electronic health declaration mandate.
Duc said that HCMC had launched the “Electronic Health Declaration System” which can apply to all medical facilities in the city, aimed at facilitating contact tracing activities.
To continue enhancing the effectiveness of the e-health declaration system in the anti-virus fight, the city asked all residents and those in business facilities, offices, industrial parks, export processing zones, hi-tech parks, factories, hospitals, medical centers, apartment buildings, schools, public transport hubs, shopping malls, supermarkets and wholesale markets to follow the e-health declaration mandate.
The city’s government tasked the authorities of Thu Duc City and districts with teaming up with the HCMC Health Department and the relevant agencies to provide accounts to the residents to register and fill their e-health declarations on the system. The competent forces were also told to instruct the residents to declare their health status online before conducting transactions at the locations mentioned above.
Besides this, the Department of Information and Communications was told to join hands with the city’s Health Department and the HCMC Center for Disease Control to issue guidelines on how to use the system to the relevant departments and agencies.