Health officials conduct field study in Shan State to ensure COVID-19 preventive measures

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Health officials take preventive measures of COVID-19 in meeting with health staff in Shan State.

Deputy Minister for Health Professor Dr Aye Tun conducted an inspection tour to Shan State (South) while Deputy Director-General of Public Health Department Dr Tun Tin to Shan State (North) and Deputy Director-General Dr Tun Myint to Shan State (East) between 29 October to 27 November to ensure the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities.
The Deputy Minister and field study team met the Shan State Chief Minister and Ministers, military commanders, relevant administration bodies, departmental officials of respective districts and townships and health officials. During the meeting, the deputy minister stressed the necessary things regarding with the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, strategic plans to fight against the pandemic, projects, lab tests and surveillance programmes and vaccination programmes under the guidance of the government.
Moreover, the Deputy Minister and other officials conducted field study in their specific locations of Shan State and discussed the searching of new cases and lab tests reviewing the infection rates of disease in townships, contact tracing, proper vaccination programmes for target groups, education programmes and the needs to follow the health rules of the Ministry of Health.
Due to the close supervision of the Deputy Minister, the infection rate in the State drastical declines in the third and last weeks of November compared to the last week of October.
Therefore, nine townships in Shan State were removed from the list of Stay-at-Home townships.—MNA

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