Phu Yen conducting screening tests on COVID-19: A milestone in the combat against epidemic
Updated : 3/25/2020 10:12:09 PM (GMT+0700)

After preparing human resources, facilities, from March 25th, Phu Yen general hospital has conducted screening tests on COVID-19. As shared by Doctor Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Director of Phu Yen Department of Health, this bears great meaning in the combat against the acute pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 in the province.

Technician at the division of bio-chemistry and micro-organism, Phu Yen general hospital conducting screening tests on COVID-19

In previous years, the Division of Bio-chemistry and micro-organism of Phu Yen General Hospital was equipped to conduct diagnosis testing on Virus B and C hepatitis, tuberculosis, screening on cervical cancer…As shared by Doctor Nguyen Hoc, deputy head of the division of bio-chemistry, micro-organism, the division has got the machine of Real-Time PCR to conduct the biological testing on molecules,

Amplifying and determining the quantity of AND molecules, there is also the safe biological cabinet, the centrifugal system… To conduct the screening tests on COVID-19, one doctor and two technicians at the division were trained at Pasteur Nha Trang institute on the technique of getting epidemic sample, testing and they were all issued with certificates, simultaneously being arranged the room for extracting epidemiology and stirring mouth, getting the patient’s dysphagitis.

Director of Phu Yen Health Department, Doctor Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, let known: For the time being, we get the epidemic sample, conduct screening tests at the provincial general hospital, simultaneously sending the samples to Pasteur Nha Trang to double test. The later step is that we send all of the epidemic samples that have been screening tested with positive results at Phu Yen provincial general hospital for double check. If the results are positive, the Ministry of Health will announce the positive testing result.

Via the link made by the PPC Chairman, Mr. Pham Dai Duong, Phu Yen province has been supported with 200 test kits by the Ministry of science and technology to test molecules COVID-19, the test kits are supplied by Viet A  technology and via the scientific and technical tasks at national level. Right today, Phu Yen General Hospital conducted screening tests for the first epidemic sample. Tomorrow, the hospital coordinates with the provincial center of controlling diseases to conduct getting samples and testing all cases of immigrating in Vietnam and staying in Phu Yen in the past 14 days

The pandemic COVID-19 has been occurring really complicatedly domestically as well as internationally. According to Doctor Mong Ngoc, Phu Yen has not suffered any case of this pandemic, and the it is really important to conduct screening tests on COVID-19 at this time. “Because there have not been any cases in Phu Yen, the target of this time’s task of preventing and controlling pandemic is how to rapidly discover at the earliest time the very first case invading the province to quarantine, isolate and deal. Therefore, besides the common measures on preventing the epidemic, there must be lists and double check all of those at high risks, get sample for testing on any highrisk cases to soon detect the pandemic. We conduct screening tests right at the locality, this means the result is fast, from which, the later steps of dealing with the epidemic is quicker, too, this leads to the more efficient task on preventing and controlling the pandemic”, Director Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc let known.

Source: Phu Yen Newspaper

Translated by HAI LOAN

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