Hanoi launches hotline for H7N9 avian flu prevention
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy at the meeting (Photo: hanoimoi,com.vn)
Health Department has announced two hotlines, 0949396115 and 0969082115, for
H7N9 avian flu prevention, heard an online meeting on plans to prevent diseases
in humans in Hanoi on March 7.
A drill to prevent H7N9 avian flu
will be held by the municipal Health Department, the Agriculture and Rural
Development department and the People’s Committee of Thuong Tin District (Hanoi)
on March 13.
The move aims to improve the
abilities of health officials in dealing with A/H7N9 avian flu, especially with
the disease expanding in China and likely to spread to Vietnam.
Besides H7N9 avian flu
prevention, the meeting also discussed measures tackling other diseases.
Since the beginning of 2017,
Hanoi has reported 366 dengue fever cases, 19 hand – mouth - feet disease cases
and 12 whooping cough cases, among others. However, no deaths caused by the
diseases have been reported.
The disease prevention missions
focus on updating the development of hazardous diseases in humans and closely
monitoring cases to respond promptly, stressed Vice Chairman of the municipal
People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, who chaired the meeting.
He also affirmed Hanoi will
provide sufficient funds to tackle the diseases.-VNA