Prime Minister: ‘Avoid waiting, choose a vaccine, which one must be used immediately’


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered a concluding speech at an online meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control – Photo: VGP

On June 23, the Government Office issued Notice 167/TB-VPCP on the conclusion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at an online meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control.

The announcement stated: The COVID-19 epidemic in our country is continuing to be controlled, but locally in some localities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, and Binh Duong provinces are developing complicatedly, difficult to predict and some high-risk provinces can have outbreaks anytime, anywhere. Therefore, all levels, branches and localities must absolutely not be subjective, neglect, or lose vigilance.

The disease that has spread over the past time has both objective and subjective causes; It is necessary to seriously evaluate, clarify subjective causes, draw lessons from experience, especially from localities that have had and are having epidemics with localities that have not yet to promptly adjust, supplement and complete epidemics. improve epidemic prevention and control measures to suit the actual situation.

During this epidemic, the Prime Minister recognized and praised the entire health sector, frontline forces against the epidemic such as the army, police…, provinces and cities of Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, especially Bac Giang and Bac Ninh have made efforts to control and repel the epidemic, and at the same time ensure favorable conditions for socio-economic activities. Ho Chi Minh City is also making great efforts to strive with the highest spirit to realize dual goals.

The Prime Minister asked the ministries, branches, agencies, units and localities to learn from experience while doing, properly assess the situation, promptly praise and reward good places of work, quickly disseminate good practices and experiences. precious; review and strictly handle acts and manifestations of violations of regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Prevent the epidemic from spreading into industrial parks and hospitals

The Prime Minister emphasized the goal of preventing, controlling and quickly repelling the epidemic, stabilizing the situation soon, and returning the country to a normal state. In addition, ensuring dual objectives: epidemic prevention to protect people’s health and lives and ensure conditions for production and business; maintain production and business to have resources for epidemic prevention and control and to serve the people. In addition, focus on supporting provinces with epidemic centers, first of all Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Binh Duong provinces to successfully suppress the epidemic, with special attention to the goal of preventing the spread of the disease. industrial parks and hospitals.

The Prime Minister’s point of view and guiding ideology is to thoroughly grasp, strictly and effectively implement the directions of the Politburo, the Secretariat, key comrades and leaders, and most recently, Conclusion No. KL/TW dated June 11, 2021 of the Politburo on a number of key tasks to strengthen the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic and socio-economic development, the direction of the Government, the Prime Minister, National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control. Continue to be steadfast in the spirit of “fighting the epidemic like fighting the enemy”; taking the people as the center, the subject in epidemic prevention and control and production and business recovery.

The whole political system must step in, especially the grassroots political system, with the Party committees and organizations as the core, to step in stronger, more decisively, and more effectively in the implementation of preventive measures. fight against epidemics in the area and the subjects assigned to manage; in which there is close and effective coordination between functional forces (especially the grassroots police force), promoting the role of the Fatherland Front and mass organizations, the community COVID-19 prevention group, mobilize the support, response, active cooperation and voluntary implementation of epidemic prevention and control measures of all people.

The Prime Minister emphasized, absolutely not to be negligent, subjective or lose vigilance when there is no epidemic or when the epidemic has passed; no fear, panic, confusion, loss of temper, lack of patience when the epidemic occurs. To combine harmoniously, rationally and effectively between prevention and attack, in which prevention is urgent, regular, fundamental, strategic, long-term and decisive; Attack is proactive, active, drastic, effective.

In addition, to highly promote the spirit of self-reliance, self-reliance, “4 on the spot”, absolutely do not expect to depend but must always have the idea of ​​self-control and self-responsibility within the scope, area and for the situation. management object, based on the specific actual situation to decide for themselves according to their assigned functions, tasks and authority, promptly report to their immediate superiors for difficulties, problems, beyond their competence. for timely removal. The central government and localities have the conditions to be ready and timely to support localities facing difficulties or lacking conditions or experience in epidemic prevention and control.

In leadership, direction must always grasp the situation, forecast the situation well, come from reality, take the practice to test, apply flexibly and creatively to the specific circumstances of the locality and agency. , their unit, on that basis, sets out timely, appropriate, feasible and effective goals, tasks and solutions in epidemic prevention and socio-economic development, bringing confidence to employees. people.

Urgently review and perfect institutions and policies, not perfectionist, hasty, ensuring clarity, transparency and suitability; something that is not in the regulations or has been regulated but has surpassed reality, boldly pilot it, do it while learning from experience, and gradually expand it, in which it is necessary to immediately review and overcome loopholes and inadequacies in the law. regulations on epidemic prevention and control in industrial parks, in medical facilities, isolation and blockade areas…

Organize the fastest and most effective implementation of the vaccine strategy and prepare the best conditions for planning and implementing the vaccination campaign nationwide according to an appropriate, scientific, and effective roadmap. fruit. Focus on leading, directing and organizing the drastic and effective implementation of domestic vaccine production, especially related to investment, research, testing, evaluation and licensing…

Effective epidemic prevention and control at the same time as socio-economic development is a right choice, necessary but extremely difficult and challenging. Party committees and authorities at all levels should take these difficulties and challenges as motivation to rise up, affirm, develop and supplement experience in leadership, direction and implementation. Effectively use the COVID-19 vaccine fund openly, transparently, preserve, develop and comply with regulations.

The scope of zoning is suitable, not mechanical, according to administrative units

Regarding tasks and solutions, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested to continue to strictly implement the motto “5K + vaccines” and actively research and apply technology in epidemic prevention and control; for agencies, units, enterprises… must strictly comply with the requirements of checking and updating to the COVID-19 safety system.

Prevention must be proactive and active, detection must be early, zoning and isolation must be fast, treatment must be effective, handling must be complete and quickly stabilizing the situation, ensuring life, production and business for people. people.

In applying zoning, blockade and social distancing measures, attention should be paid to determining the appropriate scope on the basis of epidemiological basis, not mechanically applied by administrative units; strictly control inside the blockade, distance and isolation areas to avoid cross-contamination; promote the role and effectiveness of supervision of the community COVID prevention and control team at the grassroots level. The Ministry of Health continues to improve conditions, standards and procedures, and implement medical isolation at home.

Rapid testing, early detection, timely isolation and blockade are the keys to successful epidemic suppression. When there is an epidemic, it is necessary to quickly test, pay attention to screening tests on a large scale, test at medical facilities, immediately test for cases of cough and fever in the community. The Ministry of Health will research and develop a mechanism for socializing COVID-19 testing, which can be piloted in some places, then learn from experience and gradually expand.

Access to a variety of vaccine resources

The Prime Minister requested access to a variety of vaccine sources, speeding up the negotiation process to buy vaccines as quickly and as possible. The Ministry of Health must actively perform its role as a focal point to access vaccine sources, manage vaccine quality to ensure publicity, transparency and objectivity, putting the interests of the country and peoples first. to compete between the State and organizations and enterprises in negotiating and purchasing vaccines; absolutely no negativity, corruption, waste in the purchase and supply of vaccines.

Minimize administrative procedures in emergency conditions to promote faster and faster technology transfer, production and testing of vaccines in the country, and soon have products to serve the people. The Ministry of Science and Technology shall assume the prime responsibility for, and closely coordinate with the Ministry of Health and relevant ministries and branches in, responsible for directing the effective implementation.

The Ministry of Health promulgates specific plans for the fastest, most effective and safest implementation of the vaccination campaign to direct localities, agencies and units to implement.

The Prime Minister noted, paying attention to and doing better communication work so that people can feel secure, trust, support and inspire people to actively implement measures to prevent and control the epidemic and restore production and business. business. The Ministry of Information and Communications develops and implements an honest and objective information plan on equal access to different types of vaccines to rationalize, avoid situations, wait, and choose vaccines. , is there any type that must be used immediately, the spirit is timely, safe and effective.

Ministries and sectors, according to their functions, tasks and powers, promptly remove difficulties for localities, especially key localities in anti-epidemic, with the motto “3 nos”: Not saying there is no mechanism, politics book; do not say no funding; do not say no supplies, biological products, medical equipment…

Proposing policies to support difficulties due to the impact of the epidemic

The Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to continue promoting and proposing policies to support employees and employers facing difficulties due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Ministry of Finance shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Health in, proposing a common price bracket for procurement in service of epidemic prevention and control, ensuring competitive prices, publicity, transparency, objectivity, anti-monopoly, and effective prevention. corruption, negative results, group interests.

The Ministry of Health shall carefully examine and review the process of purchasing biological products and supplies for epidemic prevention and control, ensuring that it is for the common good, not for the interests of the group, not to allow negative events, and to avoid unfair competition. ; check, detect and prevent immediately the phenomenon of high price but buy a lot, low price but buy little. Urgently assess domestically produced products to have a policy of prioritizing the use of Vietnamese goods in an open, transparent, objective, equal and effective manner.

Continue to promote production and business activities, especially without disrupting production and business chains, in industrial parks, export processing zones, service establishments and activities related to livelihoods. of people in epidemic-affected areas. The Ministries: Transport, Industry and Trade, Information and Communications…, according to the function of reviewing, promulgating and completing regulations, regulations and monitoring and inspecting the implementation of requirements, timely and effective anti-epidemic; do not let congestion or stagnation of production, trade, goods circulation, transportation to and from epidemic areas.

The Ministry of Education and Training directs the organization of safe and effective high school graduation exams, ensuring students’ interests, and reducing troubles for parents and students.

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