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HCMC health dept proposes buying more medicine for Covid cases under home isolation

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – As Covid-19 infections in the community are rising, HCMC needs to buy 200,000 more bags of medication for cases under home isolation, according to the HCMC Department of Health.

The department has written to the municipal government proposing buying additional bags of medication A, comprising paracetamol, antipyretics, multivitamins and vitamin C; and medication B, comprising anti-inflammatory corticosteroids and anticoagulants, for these Covid patients.

Earlier, the department had prepared 150,000 bags of medication A and B and sent 74,000 of them to the healthcare centers of districts so they could allocate them to positive Covid cases under home quarantine.

Apart from medicine bags A and B, the municipal department has also prepared bags of medication C, including Molnupiravir, a Covid-19 antiviral, which helps reduce the viral load, eliminate the virus in mild and moderate Covid-19 patients and reduce hospitalizations and deaths.

HCMC has reported over 221,250 cases in the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April, while the number of infections is expected to continue rising, the local media reported.

The city is seeing over 83,640 Covid patients receiving care and treatment at home.

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