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Effective application of information technology in epidemic prevention and control

Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:25 PM (GMT+7)

On September 24, the delegation of the Ministry of Information and Communications (TT&TT) had a working session with Thua Thien-Hue province to strengthen coordination and support local authorities in implementing solutions. technology in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Nguyen Xuan Son, Director of the Department of Information and Communications of Thua Thien-Hue province, said that at present, the application of technology, functions and services of the province are provided mainly on the Hue-S mobile application platform and portal. Information about smart city services at the address:, serving people to fulfill their needs such as medical declaration, declaration to the province, declaration for vehicles transportation on freight forwarders; register for the program to pick up citizens from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue, register for isolation with a fee; consultation on medical examination and treatment via online form, reporting the number of epidemic prevention and control activities …

Functions to provide official and timely information for the people to serve the fight against the epidemic, such as warning information, guiding documents, providing local news, national news, epidemic developments on the whole scale nationwide, integrating the fake news warning page of the Ministry of Information and Communications. In particular, the “verify information” function helps people verify unverified information in the network environment.

People go to the market in Thua Thien-Hue province to scan a QR code.

In the face of the complicated situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, in order to help people proactively prevent and control the epidemic, the authorities have well controlled the epidemic situation, quickly tracked down and localized the epidemic; The provincial Department of Information and Communications has just coordinated with the National Center for Technology for COVID-19 Prevention and Control to deploy a national QR code in the form of a “disease control card”. Thua Thien-Hue is one of the first localities in the country to implement this solution.

Accordingly, every citizen is issued with a “Card for Disease Control”. On this card is the unique QR code of each citizen. Depending on the conditions, citizens can choose the form of the card: Paper card, plastic card (printed out to bring with you), or use an electronic card on Hue-S. Disease control cards serve the purpose: scanning QR on cards at all destinations will help authorities easily trace, notify and provide immediate medical assistance to citizens in the event of an outbreak. the case has traveled to a point that coincides with the point where the citizen has visited; help citizens control their own travel schedule during the epidemic period.

The “epidemic control card” will be a travel document for all citizens in the case of applying high-level epidemic prevention and control regulations without applying for other documents, for example permission or Restrictions on movement for: performing official duties, transporting goods, going to the market, home delivery, shopping for essential goods, medical examination and treatment…

In addition, the use of QR codes according to national standards will be applied for many other purposes, such as public services, medical examination and treatment, non-cash payment and smart city services in the near future. … Only after 1 day of activation (September 19), the whole province has over 80,000 registered people, of which more than 50,000 people have successfully activated. In particular, the small traders in the markets in Hue city that the authorities are worried about the most difficult to bring in technology are pioneers, typically Dong Ba market, where there are a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. to shop, visit the most in the province.

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, said that over the past time, Thua Thien-Hue has identified technology as one of the effective tools for the prevention of COVID-19. The Provincial Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has focused on researching, building, gradually perfecting and putting into pilot operation information systems, applications and solutions to support the prevention and control work. against disease. After four outbreaks across the country, the application of technology in the prevention and control of COVID-19 has proven its role and effectiveness so far.


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