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In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

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May 19, 2021 | 07:51

Medical experts from top hospitals and mobile police officers are heading to Bac Giang, Bac Ninh province to help ramp up coronavirus containment efforts.

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As the two northern provinces Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are struggling with a new wave of coronavirus surge, the Ministry of Health is sending leading health experts from top hospitals in Hanoi, Da Nang, Hai Duong to help local personnel speed up contact tracing, screening, treatment and the establishment of field hospitals.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

On May 17 morning, 300 mobile police officers from the Mobile Police Command head to Bac Giang province to help local police to patrol and ensure security.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

Yen Bai province on Monday also sent a delegation of 15 experienced officials, doctors, medical staff to Bac Giang for medical supervision and assistance.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

20 medical experts from top facilities in Hanoi are also dispatched to the northern province. The experts are reportedly having expertise, in-depth experience in contact tracing and localization and named by Khong Minh Tuan, director of Hanoi Center for Disease Prevention and Control as the “anti-pandemic task force”.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

The team will conduct the mission under the leadership of Tuan and Tran Van Chung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

Earlier on May 16 afternoon, 267 officials, lecturers and students from Hai Duong University of Medical Technology made their way to Bac Giang and Bac Ninh for support. At 6 p.m., the volunteer team from Hai Duong province – once a Covid epicenter in the country’s third wave in February, arrived at Bac Giang. They started to take samples for testing immediately upon arrival.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
Volunteer students from Hai Duong heading to Bac Giang (Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)

On May 15, a group of volunteer personnel, including 200 nurses, doctors, medical staff from Quang Ninh-based Vietnamese Sweden hospital reached Bac Giang. Modern medical equipment was brought along.

In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
(Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
Medical staff working all night (Photo: Vietnamnet)
In photos: Leading experts dispatched to help Covid-19 hotspots
People waiting in line for Covid-19 testing (Photo: Vietnamnet)
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