Home / Health & Education / Health
3 hospitals in Hanoi suspended for failing to comply with anti-pandemic protocols
Nhat Minh 20:31, 2020/08/23
The city’s health authorities has warned that any hospital failing to abide by anti-Covid measures would face closure.

The Hanoi Department of Health has requested three eye hospitals in the city to suspend medical examination and treatment as their patient screening and reception do not comply with anti-Covid-19 protocols.

 Ms. Tran Thi Nhi Ha, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health. Photo: HNP

Saigon – Hanoi Eye Hospital (located at 77 Nguyen Du street), Viet - Japan Eye Hospital (122 Trieu Viet Vuong street) and Hitec Eye Hospital (55 Ham Long street) did not guarantee safety in screening, channeling, and isolation when detecting suspected cases.

The information was announced Tran Thi Nhi Ha, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, at a meeting between the municipal Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control with hospitals in the city on August 22.

Ms. Ha from the Hanoi Department of Health said that the inspection team of the Department of Health asked three hospitals to improve their anti-pandemic protocol and report to the department before September 1.

Inspections conducted at health facilities throughout the city as of August 21 showed that 34 hospitals in Hanoi are safe, other nine ensures safety at the minimum level and three are unsafe.

On August 18, the Hanoi Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control asked hospitals in the city to practice social distancing and curb patient visit in order to prevent cross-infection.

The steering committee also requested health facilities to monitor and take measures to ensure safety and prevent high-risk patients from acquiring the virus, especially the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions.

The city’s Department of Health will handle hospitals that fail to meet the pandemic prevention and control requirements; remind or even request competent authorities to close the hospitals that do not comply with anti-pandemic measures.

As of August 22, Hanoi recorded 36 new cases of Covid-19, of which 11 were detected in the community, other 25 cases were imported and quarantined upon entry.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: hospitals anti-pandemic protocols the Hanoi Department of Health
Other news
12:46, 2020/46/16
Health experts ring alarm bell on coronavirus this winter
Although Covid-19 in Vietnam has been controlled, staying alert is a necessity, as cold and dry winter conditions favor the transmission of the virus.
12:22, 2020/22/14
Vietnam's top health official urges strict vigilance against Covid-19
Although Vietnam has not recorded community transmission of the coronavirus for 41 consecutive days, there is a high risk that the disease can be imported.
18:20, 2020/20/30
US, China donate ventilators and masks to aid Vietnam’s Covid-19 combat
The donations mark the Vietnam-US cooperation as well as the Vietnam-China relationship in the field of health.
12:50, 2020/50/28
Hanoi’s 10th grader bags gold at Int’l Mathematical Olympiad 2020
This is the first time a 10th grader has clinched a gold medal for Vietnam at an International Mathematical Olympiad.
14:41, 2020/41/26
Telehealth in Vietnam connects over 1,000 health centers
The telehealth project would contribute to the success of the national digital transformation program under the direction of the Vietnamese government.
12:18, 2020/18/24
Last patient discharged from hospital, Danang free of Covid-19
The patient had tested positive as many as 19 times during treatment.