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Viet Nam: Free emergency services for flood victims

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VGP - The Ministry of Health in the morning of November 5 issued an urgent telegram asking the health departments in the provinces hit by the recent flood and torrential rains to move clinics and patients out of the flooded areas and ensure abundant reserves of drugs, chemicals and medical equipment.

The Ministry also asked the provincial health departments to organize mobile rescue teams, which are on duty 24 hours a day, to give free emergency aid to victims.

The mobile teams were asked to be ready to pasteurize water and environment so as to prevent the outburst of epidemics, particularly digestive problems, petechial fever, skin disease and trachoma.

It is necessary to prepare enough drugs, chemical substances and medical equipment for remote and easily-isolated areas.

Any demand for medical staff, medicines, chemicals and medical equipment must be immediately reported to the Ministry.

By Quang Minh