MoHS sustains momentum for prevention of 2019-nCoV

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe holds a coordination meeting with senior health officers and officials from relevant state departments in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe holds a coordination meeting with senior health officers and officials from relevant state departments in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe urged his staff to continue raising high alert on the prevention of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Senior health officers and officials from relevant state departments held their daily coordination meeting 9/2020 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting, they discussed the WHO’s latest announcements, ongoing situations of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in China and other countries, treatments for suspected/ confirmed patients in isolation rooms, requirements of health declaration cards for all the visitors at border gates, screening procedures for passengers from China at Yangon and Mandalay international airports, information networks, medical treatments to persons under investigation and suspected patients at Waibargi hospital in Yangon, good health conditions of 59 Myanmar students who were brought back from Wuhan city (until yesterday’s morning), accumulation of medicines and medical equipment, readiness of new health facilities in states and Regions and sharing information about the disease. Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe also discussed the ongoing spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Asia, Asean and other countries, screening passengers at the airports, current estimates of the incubation period of the virus range from 2-10 days and crucial period at the moment.
He also advised to analyze news on social media pages and international media organizations, and to watch internet web pages of WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States and official Chinese media.
The Union Minister also called for publishing update news about the disease at the Ministry of Health and Sports website www.mohs.gov.mm.
It is also required to keep on searching information of new trial therapies in China and other countries, and allowing patients to leave the hospitals only when they have fully recovered.
The Union Minister added to take high priority not to allow transmission of 2019-nCoV into Myanmar despite consideration for neighbouring countries.
He also suggested to make preventive measures based on the situations of geographical conditions, transmission rate in the region and social, economic and trade sectors.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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