Medical students ready to join COVID-19 fight

Sunday, 2020-03-22 16:15:22
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Medical students ready to join COVID-19 fight
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NDO – The Hanoi Medical University has mobilised a total of 124 final-year students to join the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the capital city.

This is one of the university students’ activities as part of Youth Month programme, which is observed annually every March.

The volunteer students will work under the direction of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on different tasks such as conducting epidemiological investigation in isolation areas, giving support in blood tests for COVID-19 at the airport, and collecting the information of passengers on flights to Vietnam.

In the same move, 50 final-year students at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh city have also volunteered to join the COVID-19 fight in reply to the call of the city’s Health Department.

The students have received training on inputting the data on COVID-19 cases and those who have had direct contact with the confirmed cases, conducting epidemiological investigations of those who have indirect contact with the confirmed cases, and providing medical support in isolation areas.

Also in response to Youth Month, the Vietnam Youth Federation launched an action programme in Tan Chau town, An Giang province on March 21. The programme includes the construction of two children’s playing areas in Vinh Xuong and Phu Loc commune, the award of scholarships for 40 children living in the province’s border areas, and the presentation of face masks and antiseptics to the provincial border guards.

Since the beginning of this month, youth union members in Ninh Binh province have handed out free face masks and leaflets on preventive measures against COVID-19 traders at markets and workers at the industrial parks.