According to the Ministry of Health, by 6pm on July 26, the number of volunteers registered to assist HCM City's fight against the pandemic was over 2,000, including nearly 1,900 people in HCM City and over 200 people from other provinces.
Two days after Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son sent an open letter to HCM City’s health workers to call for their participation in the fight against the pandemic in HCM City, Vietnam’s largest Covid-19 epicenter, more than 2,000 medical workers have registered to join HCM City in the fight.
According to the Ministry of Health, by 6pm on July 26, the number of volunteers registered to join was over 2,000, including nearly 1,900 people in HCM City and over 200 people from other provinces. They are doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others who work in the healthcare sector.
The age of volunteers is diverse, with 80 volunteers under the age of 20, more than 1,800 volunteers aged 20-50 and over 120 volunteers aged over 50.
The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City plans to assign 80 doctors and 50 nurses to Covid-19 treatment hospital and some field hospitals. The remaining people will be sent to other medical facilities in the city.
By the evening of July 26, Ho Chi Minh City recorded a total of 66,422 Covid-19 cases (in the fourth outbreak alone). The city is the country’s Covid-19 epicenter with thousands of new cases being announced every day.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son called on all healthcare workers, including medical students and retired doctors and nurses, to join hands in the country's fight against coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24.