PM requests Kien Giang, Tien Giang to stick to COVID-19 prevention directions

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting with Tien Giang and Kien Giang provinces on COVID-10 prevention and control on Sept. 13.



At the online working session with leaders of the Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Tien Giang on measures to push back the pandemic, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, stressed the need to strengthen supervision and monitoring over pandemic prevention and control activities, while preventing corruption, negative signs and vested interests in the purchase of medical equipment, medicine and medical supplies serving the pandemic fight.

The PM, who is also head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, pointed to a number of gaps in pandemic prevention and control activities.

He requested the localities to stick to directions from central agencies, especially the policy of considering communes and wards as “fortresses” and people as “warriors” in the fight against COVID-19, and taking the people as the centre and subject of pandemic prevention and control activities.

The Government leader asked the provinces to set specific goals when applying social distancing measures, and make the utmost efforts to put the pandemic under control by September 30 at the latest.

He reminded sectors and localities to strengthen communication activities to provide the people with information and knowledge in pandemic prevention and control.

Regarding vaccine issues, the PM held that together with efforts to buy and import vaccines, it is crucial to speed up the research of home-grown vaccines as well as the transfer of technology for vaccine production  inside the country.

He urged the Ministry of Health to continue allocate vaccines based on the real situation in localities, while ensuring safe and effective vaccination. The ministry should also prepare vaccines for following years as well as vaccines for children, he asked./.