|Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam Dr Kidong Park
He said Vietnam is still in a very complicated and difficult outbreak situation, with number of cases crossing more than half million since beginning of September. Health care facilities in outbreak provinces are overstretched, health care system is under a huge pressure and health care workers are overwhelmed.
He acknowledged that the Vietnamese government has been tirelessly implementing measures, making tremendous efforts and mobilising resources to fight the pandemic, especially to support hotspot provinces.
The whole-of-society approach is led by the highest level of the government, with the Prime Minister now heading the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control. This demonstrates the strong determination of the Government to combat the outbreak situation.
The WHO chief in Vietnams said WHO remains confident that Vietnam’s robust public health emergency response is on the right track in managing the current outbreaks.