Quickly address shortages of medicines and medical supplies

The Government Office held a meeting on Thursday June 23 in Hanoi on the supply of medicines and medical supplies and solutions to ensure human resources for the health sector, under the auspices of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

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At Can Tho South University Hospital in the Mekong Delta.

Photo: VNA/CVN

The Government Office and leaders of ministries and sectors discussed and evaluated the situation, causes, lessons learned and solutions for the prevention and control of COVID-19. In particular, they discussed mechanisms, policies, solutions and methods to deal with the shortage of medicines and medical supplies in medical institutions and the issue of medical human resources.

Based on reports and discussions from ministries, sectors and members of the Government Permanent Bureau, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed to continue updating information, summarizing the shortage situation of medicines, medical supplies and solving the problem of medical human resources. .

The Prime Minister stated that the COVID-19 epidemic is under control, which contributes to rapid and sustainable recovery and socio-economic development. However, the COVID-19 epidemic is beginning to resurface in some countries at risk of return. Therefore, it is necessary for Vietnam to continue to take epidemic prevention and control measures and speed up vaccination. Dengue, monkeypox and other diseases such as cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes… continue to occur and complicate the situation. Therefore, it is essential to mobilize medicines, equipment, medical supplies and human resources for the prevention and control of epidemics and for the medical examination of people.

The Prime Minister requested the Ministry of Health to review the mechanisms, policies and regulations related to the acquisition of medicines, equipment and medical supplies and to coordinate with the relevant ministries and sectors in the management of these areas. The Ministries of Health, Justice, and the Interior must review the regulations relating to the organization, apparatus, and human resources of the health sector.

Finally, he asked to reassess the imbalance of human resources between localities, between levels, for adequate mutual help; have a plan to mobilize a sufficient number of people to meet the medical examination and treatment needs of the populations.


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