20.08.2021, 18:51

PM asks 40 localities to support HCMC, other southern localities to tackle pandemic

PM asks 40 localities to support HCMC, other southern localities to tackle pandemic

Medical workers of Ha Giang Province arrive in HCMC to support the city’s fight against the pandemic. The prime minister has asked 40 localities to send medical workers to HCMC and other southern localities to fight off the pandemic - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked 40 cities and provinces to mobilize and send medical workers to HCMC and some other southern localities to help them fight the pandemic.

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son announced the prime minister’s requirements for the 40 localities---24 northern localities, 11 central provinces and all five Central Highlands provinces---the local media reported.

As the pandemic has been showing extremely complicated developments in HCMC and other southern localities, doctors, nurses and technicians should be dispatched to the region to help them quickly control the pandemic.

This is an extremely important and urgent mission, so localities must submit the lists of medical workers to the Ministry of Health before 2 p.m. on August 21.

During the ongoing fourth Covid-19 wave, which has heavily hit HCMC and several other southern localities, the Ministry of Health and localities in the northern and central regions have sent more than 13,000 medical workers to the southern region.

Of the total, the Ministry of Health has dispatched over 11,400 medical workers, including over 1,000 doctors, more than 2,000 nurses and 6,000 lecturers and students from medical schools.

Meanwhile, the northern and central localities have sent more than 1,700 medical workers to the southern region.

The remaining are those supporting paper and tracing work, taking and transporting samples for Covid-19 testing.

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