[health-vn] Regulator tells drug makers, retailers to stockpile for diarrhea, A/H1N1
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Monday ,May 25,2009, Posted at: 14:51(GMT+7)
Regulator tells drug makers, retailers to stockpile for diarrhea, A/H1N1
The Vietnam Drug Administration on May 24 ordered health departments and drug
retailers and producers around the country to mobilize enough medicines against
acute diarrhea and the A/H1N1 influenza as well as disinfectants, a health
The head of the regulator, Truong Quoc Cuong, said drug companies and importers
should be able to provide enough drugs for preventing and treating the outbreak.
The Administration would work round the clock to complete the paperwork required
by importing companies, he promised.
By 23 May, 43 countries reported 12 022 cases of influenza A (H1N1), including
86 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreaks have
increased sharply in Asia in countries like Japan, China, and Korea.
The Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Environment said
no case has yet been reported in Vietnam.
By Q. Lap - Translated by Anh Quan
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