Anti-epidemic ‘ cheap, high-efficiency ‘ Vietnamese & Indian style


The Economist announced the secret of Vietnam’s anti-Covid-19 with Kerala state, which is an efficient and responsive public health system.

The phone rang, a doctor lifted the machine. “Sir, we’re all breathing. What should we do if more patients come, “the medical staff speaks and announces the disease that killed three of the four patients. No vaccine or treatment regimen.

The talk between these doctors, despite becoming popular in the Covid-19, is not related to the raging epidemic of the world. It’s the opening Virus, the film earned much praise when it was screened in the Indian state of Kerala last year.

Virus Following the true story of the campaign against the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak, the pathogen from the bat caused 23 people to infect and 21 dead. However, Kerala is blocking Nipah within a month by a holistic approach consisting of a statewide blockade, constantly tracing contact and isolating thousands of suspected people.

Kerala continued to use the same simple and cheaper tools to relive the 2018 to prevent the Covid-19. Kerala was the first state in 36 state of India to record nCoV’s infection, when a medical student of January 1 returned from Wuhan, China’s center of translation.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the blockade of India on 24/3, the number of infections in Kerala accounted for 1/5 total nationwide and above all other states. Six weeks later, the number of infections in Kerala was the 16th highest in India. The unrecovered infection at the state of Kerala fell 2/3 while India rose to 71 times.

The number of deaths in Kerala is 4. Of the 35 million people of Kerala, many people work abroad and about 80 people die in other countries.

Medical personnel sampled at the nCoV examination counter at Ernakulam University of Medicine, Kerala State, India, Day 20/4. Picture: AFP.

Medical personnel sampled at the nCoV examination counter at Ernakulam University of Medicine, Kerala State, India, Day 20/4. Photo: Afp.

With about 95 million people, Vietnam is the larger area. However, when dealing with Covid-19, Vietnam followed the script with many similarities to the Indian state of Kerala. Like Kerala, Vietnam soon noted nCoV’s infection and witnessed the outbreak of the 3rd month. However, the number of infections being treated soon reached its peak and quickly dropped to 60.

Contrary to the situation in other distant countries, or “mirrors” which are widely known to translate as Taiwan or New Zealand, Vietnam does not have any nCoV deaths. The Philippines, the country located near Vietnam with a population and similar economic scale, recorded more than 12,000 infections and over 820 deaths.

Both Vietnam and Kerala state have recently fought against deadly diseases, including exacerbations of acute pneumonia syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and H1N1 influenza in 2009. Vietnam and Kerala both enjoy the long-term investment process in public health, especially basic medical care under centralized and strong management. The public health system of Vietnam and Kerala extends from the holy city to a distant village with a variety of skilled employees.

Some say that the relatively young population structure may reduce the number of nCoV infections in Vietnam and Kerala. Others theorized the widespread vaccination against the vaccine and the local population was less affected.

Todd Pollack, an infectious disease specialist working in Vietnam, has given the reason for this simpler success. “Early-action countries, proactively, and using proven methods have significantly limited viruses. If the reduction (infection) is fast enough, you will never get into the state of increasing infection, “Pollack said.

Pollack says the cultural factors can support the efforts to prevent the epidemic of Viet Nam as the community accepts wearing the page and respects the expert’s advice, at the same time willing to study China’s anti-epidemic experience. Pollack says that nCoV infections in Vietnam are younger than elsewhere, but this is mainly due to the rapid and effective separation of the cups, helping the elderly to be protected.

The Department of Defense Spray Chemical disinfectant Number House 125 Truc Bach and surrounding areas, Hanoi, Day 7/3. Photo: Giang Huy.

The Department of Defense Spray Chemical disinfectant Number House 125 Truc Bach and surrounding areas, Hanoi, Day 7/3. Photo: Giang Huy.

Vietnam last month 1 emergency announcement and establishment of the Anti-epidemic steering committee led by Deputy Prime minister, began screening of infected people and limited mobility. The army, the public security and the healthcare staff involved in tracing the people who were exposed to the infection. ThanksgivingI am a major hospital in Hanoi, about 5,000 people are tested for nCoV and medical monitoring.

From mid-January 2, Vietnam strict blockade with several districts, police closely controlled some communes with 10,000 inhabitants. Vietnam isolated people who suspected nCoV from their families, the same way China did.

Public awareness campaign is actively deployed by the Government of Vietnam through messaging, the Internet, phone applications and information on the 13 most popular newspapers and Newspages, with a daily publishing frequency of up to 127 news articles. “They bring to the impression that the government is really doing everything possible,” Pollack said.

Kerala state officials are also so positive that when prevention of disease, from the dedication, officials to the village-level commissioner in charge of the antiseptic supply stations. In addition to showing logistics capacity when the monitoring of infections and equipment for the health system, Kerala issued humanitarian policy with people affected by the Covid-19.

Kerala operating around 16,000 groups to the telephone Support Center or to care more than 100,000 people are quarantined, ensuring they receive medical care, lack of food and even someone to mind. Free meals are delivered to thousands of houses and the suburban workers are trapped by the nationwide blockade.

Both Vietnam and the Indian state of Kerala are well understood that the danger from Covid-19 is long to end. “Vietnam will continue to be wary until there is vaccine or better treatment,” Pollack said.

Kerala prepares a large amount of residents from Arab countries who are experiencing economic difficulties. More than 300,000 applicants offer support for repatrithe from a State government website. Rajeev Sadanandan, medical professional leader of the Nipah anti-virus campaign of Kerala, admitted this is the major risk and burden at the time the state budget is under pressure.

“But we don’t need to be skeptical of the government and our community takes them home. We will be with them regardless of circumstances, “Rajeev said.

Nguyen Tien (According to The Economist)


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