The meeting in response to Patriotic Hygiene Day to improve people's health and World Environment Day

Published on 02 - 07 - 2020
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On July 1, the Ministry of Health coordinated with the Provincial People's Committee to hold a rally to respond to Patriotic Hygiene Day to improve people's health (July 2) and World Environment Day (June 5) in 2020. The rally drew the attendance of comrades: Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen, Deputy Minister of Health; Mr. Nguyen Duy Hung, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee.

Delegates attend the rally in response to Patriotic Hygiene Day

Following President Ho Chi Minh's call for "Patriotic Hygiene" to prevent diseases and improve health, each year, the Ministry of Health cooperates with ministries, branches, Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and other localities to carry out patriotic hygiene movement to improve people's health. The movement has received the attention and direction of the Party committees, authorities, sectors, unions and the positive response of the people, which contributes to preventing and repelling dangerous epidemics and diseases, preventing major epidemics from occurring. Vietnam has made great progress in providing clean water and environmental sanitation, people's health has been constantly improved. In particular, Vietnam has initially successfully and effectively controlled Covid - 19 epidemic and highly appreciated by the world. This is in part due to the frequent practice of washing hands with soap and clean water; hygiene prevention and environmental protection are concerned ...

Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen, Deputy Minister of Health presents gifts to the units

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen emphasized the significance and importance of environmental sanitation and personal hygiene in proactive disease prevention. The health sector has always accompanied the environment sector in mobilizing officials, employees in the industry and the community to participate in environmental protection, plastic waste reduction, and biodiversity protection. He proposed ministries, branches and localities to continue coordinating with the Ministry of Health to promote communication activities on personal hygiene, disease prevention and fighting, environmental protection effectively and sustainably.

Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duy Hung confirmed that Hung Yen has actively implemented many hygiene movements such as "clean eating, clean living", "clean village, clean lane", "building three sanirtary works in households ”. Up to now, in the whole province, 73.6% of households have hygienic latrines; 75% of households use hygienic water, of which 45% of households use concentrated clean water. The prevalence of diseases has decreased markedly such as: hand-foot-mouth disease, diarrhea, food poisoning cases have been reduced. The province has promptly and effectively implemented the Covid - 19 prevention and control, so as not to spread the epidemic to the community.

Participants practice washing hands with soap at the rally

At the rally, participants performed hand washing with soap in response to patriotic hygiene movement.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Health awarded certificates of merit and medals "For the People's Health" to collectives and individuals and presented gifts as water treatment equipment and hand washing stations for some units in the province.

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