The Hai Duong Provincial People's Committee on February 4 morning held a provincial online conference on prevention and control of the nCoV-caused acute respiratory disease.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai concludes the conference
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Pham Xuan Thang, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; and Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies, Head of the Provincial Steering Committee for Prevention and Control of the nCoV-caused Acute Respiratory Disease, attended the event.
Also in attendance were members of the Provincial Party Committee's Standing Board, leaders of the provincial People's Council, People's Committee, departments, boards, branches, and unions; and representatives of districts and communes at district terminals.
Concluding the conference, Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai said although no nCoV-infected case had been detected in Hai Duong, outbreaks were very likely to occur.
He required heads of the provincial departments, boards, branches, and unions, chairmen of district, provincial town, and city People's Committees, organizations, and individuals to proactively realize anti-disease plans; inform all agencies, units, and people in the province about the disease status as well as countermeasures; drastically take measures set forth by the Government, the Ministry of Health, the Provincial People's Committee, and the Department of Health; consider fighting the disease as fighting an enemy; ensure the safety of people's life and health; and minimize damage in case of outbreaks.
The responsibilities of heads of agencies, units, and localities will be reviewed if outbreaks occur due to subjective reasons such as neglect or improper implementation of directions of Central and provincial authorities for disease prevention and control.
A view of the conference
The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee required the Department of Health to guide local authorities and units to strictly exercise their supervisory duties and early detect infected or suspected cases for timely isolation and treatment; monitor those having contact with the suspected cases; prevent bacterial contamination at medical establishments so that other patients and health workers would not be infected.
The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism shall direct tour companies to cancel tours and travel packages, neither take tourists to affected provinces and cities nor bring visitors from affected areas to Hai Duong, temporarily stop activities at relics, and limit large gatherings.
The Provincial Police must ensure security for compulsory medical isolation of infected or suspected cases, verify and strictly handle those spreading false information about the disease, causing confusion in the community.
The Provincial Market Management Department shall coordinate with the Provincial Police and the Provincial Tax Department to intensify inspection of establishments trading in medical equipment, wholesale and retail drugstores in the province regarding the quoting of prices of goods as prescribed.
Speculation, hoarding, and ramp of face masks and other medical equipment serving disease prevention and control are prohibited, and violations will be strictly tackled.
The Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs shall direct relevant units to closely monitor the health of workers returning from infected areas in China and not to take Hai Duong workers to infected areas.
The Department of Education and Training shall work out plans for pupils during their days off and take measures to catch up on missed lessons.
The Provincial Fatherland Front Committee shall direct and guide member organizations to proactively coordinate with the health sector and authorities at all levels to mobilize and raise the awareness and responsibility of the entire society about disease prevention and control.