Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 30 asked the southern province of Binh Duong, one of the localities hardest hit by the ongoing fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, to ensure food and medical services for local people during the period of social distancing and lockdown.
Binh Duong holds an important role in the country’s goods supply chains, has high population density, houses many factories, and serves as a gateway between the southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City and Southeastern localities, the State leader said during his field trip to the province.
Therefore, he stressed, Binh Duong needs to take measures to complete the dual goal of pandemic containment and economic development, with ensuring public health being the top priority.
President Phuc agreed with the Health Ministry’s proposal to impose effective policies, which are being rolled out in HCM City, in Binh Duong to ease overload at local hospitals.
Binh Duong must observe the social distancing order seriously, the President requested, suggesting the province mobilise retired doctors and private hospitals in the pandemic fight, apart from temporary hospitals.
The Party and State always accompany HCM City, Binh Duong and other southern localities in the fight against COVID-19, he said./.