2021-08-05

National Health Commission: The epidemic of the Sixth Hospital of Zhengzhou is not related to the epidemic of Nanjing

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China News Service, August 5th. Guo Yanhong, Inspector of the Medical Administration and Hospital Administration Bureau of the National Health Commission, pointed out on the 5th that the epidemic in the Sixth Hospital of Zhengzhou was a local clustered epidemic caused by a hospital infection. The genetic sequencing analysis of the confirmed case showed that it was highly homologous to the genetic sequencing of an imported case admitted to a designated hospital, and it was also a delta mutant strain. This infection is not related to the infection in Nanjing.

National Health Commission: The epidemic of the Sixth Hospital of Zhengzhou is not related to the epidemic of Nanjing

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p > The State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism held a press conference on the 5th. At the meeting, a reporter asked: Judging from the information published so far, the epidemic in Zhengzhou mainly occurred in the Sixth People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou City, involving the cleaning of the hospital and medical staff. So what loopholes did the epidemic expose in the prevention and control of hospital infections? Also, what measures will the National Health Commission take to strengthen the epidemic prevention work of this hospital in the next step? How to plug these loopholes?

Guo Yanhong said that after learning of the cluster epidemic in the Sixth Hospital of Zhengzhou, he immediately sent a working group to conduct a joint investigation of the incident with local experts. The results of the investigation believe that this is a local clustered epidemic caused by a hospital infection. The genetic sequencing analysis of the confirmed case showed that it was highly homologous to the genetic sequencing of an imported case admitted to a designated hospital, and it was also a delta mutant strain. This infection is not related to the infection in Nanjing.

Guo Yanhong said that through analysis, the problems exposed by this hospital infection mainly include three aspects:

First, the local health administrative department and relevant medical institutions have responded to the epidemic. The situation of prevention and control is not well understood. Insufficient understanding of the ongoing risks of imported epidemics abroad and the complexity of virus mutations, paralyzing thoughts and a relaxed mentality, and a lack of awareness of prevention and control.

Second, the supervision of the local health administrative department is not in place. There is no necessary supervision, inspection and guidance on the normalized epidemic prevention and control work of medical institutions, and there is no timely investigation and detection of risks, and improvements.

Thirdly, the rules and regulations for the prevention and control of hospital infections in medical institutions are not in place. The main responsible comrades of medical institutions did not attach great importance to the work of hospital sensing, and various prevention and control measures were not implemented and detailed, which led to the influx of the virus and caused a cluster of epidemics.

Guo Yanhong pointed out that the local government has taken serious accountability to the responsible persons, and immediately held a national video conference, asking everyone to learn from this incident, draw lessons from one another, and learn from others. At the same time, special investigation actions for the prevention and control of hospital infection are being carried out nationwide to thoroughly investigate the risks and shortcomings in the work of hospital infection, and effectively implement the prevention and control measures of hospital infection, and resolutely prevent the ineffective prevention and control of hospital infection. The resulting epidemic spread.