22 Sep, 2021

Instructions for taking a saliva sample for testing COVID-19 by PCR method

Dr. Ho Huu Tho has researched and invented a self-sample kit for RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 screening. The kit includes a syringe with a cotton swab attached. People just need to spit out throat fluid, suck on the tip of a cotton swab like a lollipop, pull the syringe to get enough 0.5-1ml of saliva from the throat fluid. Remove the tip of the swab, put the saliva into the sample holder provided, close the cap tightly, put it in a zip bag, put it in the kit box and send it to the laboratory.

22 Sep, 2021

Guide F0 self-care at home

Wear a mask regularly, except when eating, drinking and personal hygiene. Change the mask twice a day or, as needed, disinfect hands with alcohol before removing the mask.
Regularly disinfect hands, disinfect contact objects and surfaces such as countertops, doorknobs, toilets, lavabo…
Measure body temperature, blood oxygen level (SpO2) at least twice daily, or when you feel signs of fever, shortness of breath. Make a medical declaration at least once a day or when you have unusual symptoms through the “electronic medical declaration” application.
Eat nutritious food, drink plenty of water.
Exercise in place, practice breathing for at least 15 minutes a day.
There is a phone number of medical staff to contact when you need advice and support (the switchboard “1022”, the phone number of the quick response team of wards, communes, towns, districts, Thu Duc city).
All members living in the same house as F0 must declare their health through the “electronic health declaration” software at least once a day or as needed.

22 Sep, 2021

Health advice and emergency support for F0 people isolated at home

If you have any of the following symptoms such as fever over 38ºC, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell/taste, chest pain, chest heaviness, feeling short of breath, contact a healthcare provider via call center 1022 (dial 3. for advice from the Medical Association of Ho Chi Minh City or number 4 for advice from the “Companion Doctor”).
When there are signs of serious change such as shortness of breath manifested by shortness of breath, rapid breathing more than 30 times/minute, lethargy, lethargy, cyanosis of lips, extremities, SpO2 < 95% (if there is a Sp02 measuring device at home) ) then immediately contact the hotline 115 or the phone number of the ward, commune, district, district quick response team for emergency treatment and timely transportation to the hospital.

22 Sep, 2021

Instructions for taking samples for testing of pharyngeal and nasopharyngeal fluid

Health advice and emergency support for F0 people isolated at home
If you have any of the following symptoms such as fever over 38ºC, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell/taste, chest pain, chest heaviness, feeling short of breath, contact a healthcare provider via call center 1022 (dial 3. for advice from the Medical Association of Ho Chi Minh City or number 4 for advice from the “Companion Doctor”).
When there are signs of serious change such as shortness of breath manifested by shortness of breath, rapid breathing more than 30 times/minute, lethargy, lethargy, cyanosis of lips, extremities, SpO2 < 95% (if there is a Sp02 measuring device at home) ) then immediately contact the hotline 115 or the phone number of the ward, commune, district, district quick response team for emergency treatment and timely transportation to the hospital.