HCM CITY — A field hospital will be set up at the 175 Military Hospital in HCM City, possibly in July, to provide medical support in case of epidemics or disasters and to UN peacekeeping operations.
At a meeting held to discuss establishment of the facility yesterday, Major Bùi Đức Thành, its head, said its 70-strong staff have been trained to UN standards and also taught English.
In late June and early July equipment will be handed over to the hospital to prepare for its opening, he added.
HCM CITY — Unseasonable weather in southwestern provinces during the dry season has led to an increase in cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease, all of which usually occur during the rainy season, according to health experts.
The Cần Thơ Pediatric Hospital in Cần Thơ City has recorded about 12,400 cases of diarrhoea, 500 cases of dengue fever, and 2,400 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.
HCM CITY — Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long on Thursday urged agencies and local authorities in the southern region to take preventive measures against outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus infections.
“The World Health Organisation has issued a warning that Việt Nam is inside the ‘belt’ affected by dengue and Zika. We should take measures to prevent an outbreak this year," he said at a meeting on disease prevention held in HCM City.
Viet Nam News HCM CITY— Heavy rains in the southern region that began on Thursday are expected to continue in HCM City and neighbouring provinces over the next few days, according to the Southern Regional Hydro-meteorological Centre.
The torrential rains, occurring during the dry season, began around 4 pm on Thursday in HCM City, lasting until 10:30 pm.
The heaviest rainfall was estimated at 110 millimetres in District 8, followed by Bình Tân District with 78.5 millimetres and District 7 with 76 millimetres.
Viet Nam News ĐỒNG THÁP — The People’s Committee of the Đồng Tháp has approved a VNĐ664 billion ($29.4 million) subproject to improve the drainage capacity and develop sustainable livelihoods for the Đồng Tháp Mười wetland.
The project will be implemented from 2017-20 in some 22,000ha of the area. Eighty-six per cent of the total investment ($25 million) comes from ODA loans from the Government’s budget.
It is part of a project to build integrated climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods for the Mekong Delta.