HCMC – The HCMC Department of Health has proposed the Ministry of National Defense continue keeping its medical personnel active in the city so that the city can maintain pop-up healthcare stations until the end of December.
The proposal came as the number of Covid-19 patients receiving home care and treatment is on the rise.
The municipal department has written to the HCMC government, the Military Medical Department under the General Department of Logistics and the anti-Covid human resource coordination team asking for continued medical human resource support to maintain mobile healthcare stations.
The health authorities and districts’ anti-pandemic steering committees are building a home-based treatment roadmap for Covid patients with sufficient medical workers after health workers from other provinces and cities leave HCMC.
However, several districts, including Hoc Mon, 12, Binh Chanh, Go Vap, Binh Tan and Tan Phu, are seeing Covid cases getting home care and treatment soaring.
As such, the municipal department asked for support from the Ministry of National Defense to maintain 85 mobile healthcare stations with 153 members until December 31.
The Ministry of Health has called on 14 hospitals nationwide to dispatch medical workers to HCMC and 10 other provinces and cities in the southern region to help them put the Covid pandemic under control, the local media reported.
Earlier, the Vietnam Military Medical Academy had sent some 1,000 medical workers to HCMC to help it with Covid treatment, testing and vaccination.