Three recovered patients pose for a photo with doctors at the coronavirus treatment hospital in Can Gio District, HCMC. The Ministry of Health has announced the recovery of four more patients under treatment at HCMC-based hospitals - PHOTO: GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE HCMC - The Ministry of Health has announced the recovery of four more patients under treatment at HCMC-based hospitals, with three of them linked to the Buddha Bar cluster in District 2, raising the country’s number of recovered cases to 126 this afternoon, April 8. … [Read more...] about Four more cases declared free of Covid-19
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If the person has suspected symptoms, he or she has to undergo the standard test at the hospital which could cost around 10,000 baht (304 USD) instead. At Vibhavadi Hospital, the test also costs 6,500 baht and if the result comes out to be positive, the cost for the test will be free. … [Read more...] about Thailand sees increasing demand for drive-through COVID-19 tests
Hanoi (VNA) – The US Embassy in Hanoi said on April 8 that the Governments of the US and Vietnam have worked together to expedite the delivery of made-in-Vietnam personal protective equipment to the US. The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits departed Hanoi on April 7. The US Department of Health and Human Services contracted with FedEx Express to expedite delivery of the suits to the US Strategic National Stockpile in order to address the urgent need for protective equipment for frontline providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. US Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink said, “This shipment will help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrates the strength of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership.” The US and Vietnamese governments have cooperated extensively in the COVID-19 fight. Since the beginning of this crisis, the US Centers for … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US cooperate to expedite delivery of protective suits for COVID-19 fight
Priority will be given to households enjoying debt payment rescheduling and extension, poor and near-poor ones, families of martyrs, war invalids and social beneficiaries. Small and medium-sized enterprises and cooperatives that attract a large number of labourers will also be eligible. … [Read more...] about Hà Nội earmarks $28.2m for the poor amid COVID-19 pandemic
In the unfortunate event of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic in Việt Nam the deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs might be even more severe than in Italy considering the high rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria causing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). Studies in hospitals throughout Việt Nam showed that half of all patients are colonised with superbugs resistant to most available antibiotics. In Intensive Care Units one third of the patients had HAI commonly with superbugs, resulting in longer treatment times, higher costs and mortality. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?