Ministry of Health launches Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Control

March 06, 2020 | 11:44
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The Vietnam Telemedicine Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Control was launched on March 5 in Hanoi by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with VMED Group to apply 4.0 digital healthcare solutions in the war against COVID-19 and other future epidemics.
ministry of health launches centre for covid 19 outbreak control
The Ministry of Health and VMED Group opening Vietnam Telemedicine Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Control

The centre (located at the Medical Services Administration of the Ministry of Health) will use CLAS Healthcare electronic medical records to care for all COVID-19 patients. It will also run PACS software and real-time clinical data transmission software from all treatment facilities to Support Centres and Command Centres located at leading hospitals such as Cho Ray in Ho Chi Minh City and Bach Mai in Hanoi.

All of these software will integrate with medical devices such as CARESCAPE R860 ventillator and CARESCAPE B450 patient monitor from GE Healthcare that are provided by VietMedical (a member of VMED Group).

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared acute respiratory infection disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) a “public health emergency of international concern”.

In Vietnam, COVID-19 is still under control, however, it is very important to be vigilant in case the outbreak spreads on a dangerously large scale.

Consequently, the construction of Vietnam Telemedicine Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Control that can take full advantages of Digital Healthcare Solutions in repelling the epidemic nationwide is crucial. The centre also aids in reducing direct patient contact, decreasing the risk of infection for medical staff.

This is a significant step towards establishing command centers at large hospitals in northern, central and southern Vietnam where leading experts can promptly support doctors at lower-level hospitals by consultation, prognosis, and directing the treatment of COVID-19 infected patients. These centres will also serve as the basis for similar activities for future epidemic control.

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