The information was released by Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Hoai Nam at a meeting providing information about the city’s pandemic prevention and control on August 10.

According to him, along with speeding up vaccination, the city has put three COVID-19 intensive care units, with 1,500 beds, into operation. All of these centers have necessary conditions to meet the need of using ventilators for patients.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Hoai Nam speaks at the meeting.

The city has also intensified the capacity of health care at home and the emergency aid center 115, and provided medical consultations via hotlines.

Regarding the vaccination progress, Nam revealed as of August 9 noon, the city had received more than 4.1 million doses of vaccines and administered over 3.4 million shots.

The city will continue to accelerate the injection rate of 250,000 - 300,000 shots a day, he said, adding that the city may use up all the vaccines it has by the end of August 12.

The city has proposed the Ministry of Health continue providing vaccines for it in August with a total of 5.5 million doses to achieve the goal of achieving herd immunity, stated Nam.

Also at the meeting, Director of the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan affirmed that the department will quickly allocate the support package to locals before August 15. Currently, 92 percent of laborers who have their jobs delayed or take no-pay leave, more than 365,000 freelance workers, 15,000 traders at traditional markets and 5,800 business households have received support.

Source: VNA