Vietnam's Health Minister holds Ebola drill in Ho Chi Minh City

By Minh Hung, Thanh Nien News

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The Health Ministry held a drill Thursday to get all hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak. So far, Vietnam hasn't recorded a single Ebola infection, but the virus has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa. Photos: Minh Hung
In this simulated situation, a medical worker guides a truck carrying a patient into a sterilization station. 
A doctor records information from a potential patient during the drill.
A medical worker spays a sterilizing solution on a patient in a temporary facility before admitting him to hospital for treatment.
Doctors exchange information about the treatment of the patient.
The drill was held at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, attracting hundreds of doctors and medical workers from all over the southern metro.
According to Tran Dac Phu, director of the Preventive Health Department, there is a posiblity that Ebola could spread to Vietnam and the health ministry has taken all relevant preventive actions, after the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent an emergency instruction to related agencies.
Phu said residents should follow instructions issued by health agencies and shouldn't panic.

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