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Health watchdog requests enough medicine in festive season

The Vietnam Administration of Drug under the Ministry of Health sent its request to local preventive medicine centers and hospitals asking to have drug reserve plan for treatment in the Tet holiday (the Lunar New Year) and festive season when outbreaks of diseases usually occur.

Health watchdog requests enough medicine in festive season

Hospitals and health institutions should have enough medicine for treatment and prevention of diseases such as type A influenza, a contagious viral infection that can have life-threatening complications if left untreated, hand-foot- and mouth, dengue, measles, rubella, diarrhea caused by virus Rota, respiratory and digestive problems.
Hospitals and drug businesses should have plan to reserve medicine and adopt measures against high price in the special season. Health inspectors and related agencies should pay more unscheduled visits to discover fake and substandard medicine.

By QUOC LAP - Translated by ANH QUAN

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