Health Ministry inspects MERS-CoV preventive measures in Can Tho

A delegation from the Ministry of Health inspected preventive measures against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) at the Can Tho General Hospital in the Mekong Delta city on July 8. 


The delegation, led by Head of the ministry’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department Luong Ngoc Khue, examined preparations for treating MERS-CoV patients and conducting infection control once a MERS-CoV suspect is admitted at the hospital.

The provincial healthcare authority is prepared for any MERS-CoV emergency. A detailed plan was drawn up and some 11 mobile medical teams have been established.

Medical units in the province were zoned off for MERS-CoV patient treatment and have equipped all necessary facilities, medicines and quarantine areas to cope with the epidemic.

The same day, the ministry organised a training course on MERS-CoV diagnosis, treatment and infection control in Can Tho, the fifth of its kind, for medical workers at centrally and provincially-run hospitals.

After the conclusion of the course, the workers will provide training for lower-level medical units at their cities or provinces.

The ministry expects the course will improve public awareness of MERS-CoV among medical workers and the community and recommended those with potential symptoms of the disease immediately present themselves at a hospital for early examination.


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