MoHS meets online with heads of 14 treatment centres of COVID-19 in Yangon

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Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe holds online meeting with head medical experts from 14 treatment centres of COVID-19 in Yangon Region.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe met the head medical experts from the management sector of 14 treatment centres of COVID-19 in Yangon Region via videoconferencing yesterday.
During the meeting, Union Minister appreciated the efforts of doctors in the management sector of COVID-19 treatment centres and doctors, nurses, experts and volunteers in treatment activities.
He stressed the preparations at the hospitals for COVID-19 patients, efforts of Yangon Region government in establishing the COVID-19 centres, infection rate and death rate across the world including Myanmar, the instruction for the people to follow the COVDI-19 health rules while the specialist and nurses are hardly fighting the COVID-19, health awareness for the those working in the markets and factories, procurement process of medicines by the ministry for 14 COVID-19 treatment centres, plans of ministry being conducted under the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19, plan to release further COVID-19 restrictions if necessary and mask-wearing campaigns across the nation.
He also discussed the exchange of information for proper work programme among the COVID-19 treatment centres, reviews on management sector of treatment centres, better information system for 14 COVID-19 treatment centres, health awareness programmes with wall posters and QR Codes at the ward and efforts of ministry in providing the medicines for the patients with non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS and TB.
Then, Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein briefed the use of COVID-19 database management system application developed by the ministry at COVID-19 treatment centres, labs and quarantine centres and other health officials coordinated the meeting.
In his concluding remark, the Union Minister suggested the cooperation of Yangon Region Public Health Department and University of Public Health (Yangon) to conduct a survey on COVID-19 treatment centres, home isolation system for COVID-19 patient without any underlying diseases, health check programmes on those patients under home isolation via video call and pilot project for such health checks via video calls by cooperating with the relevant township administrators and members of COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee. —MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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