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. 

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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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