SWRR ministry coordinates sanitation supplies to IDP camps

Officials from Kachin State Disaster Management Department raise COVID-19 awareness and distribute soap and masks in an IDP camp in Myitkyina on 15 April 2020. Photo : MNA
Officials from Kachin State Disaster Management Department raise COVID-19 awareness and distribute soap and masks in an IDP camp in Myitkyina on 15 April 2020. Photo : MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held the coordination meeting to continue implementing processes concerning COVID-19 in IDP camps yesterday.
The Union Minister said the Ministry of Office of Union Government, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and state/regional governments are working together for protection, containment and treatment concerning COVID-19 in IDP camps across Kachin, Rakhine, Shan, Kayin and Chin states.
He said they have notified management committees and residents of IDP camps of what procedures to follow concerning COVID-19.
Next, Director-General Dr Ko Ko Naing of Disaster Management Department said they installed hand wash basins and distributed soap and masks in six IDP camps within Myitkyina Township, Kachin State on 15 April. He said they distributed soap and masks to 2 IDP camps in Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin State, soap to seven IDP camps in Paletwa Township, Chin State, soap and masks to 5 monasteries in Sittway Township, Rakhine State, and soaps and masks to IDP camps in Kutkai, Namtu and Namkhan townships, Shan State.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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