Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe discusses COVID-19 measures with township medical officers

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attends a videoconference with township medical officers from six states/regions for prevention and control measures against COVID-19 yesterday.  Photo MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe held a videoconference with township medical officers from six states/regions to encourage them and receive advice from them for prevention and control measures against COVID-19 yesterday.
At the meeting, the Union Minister highlighted crucial role of township medical officers for effective works of public health departments in respective townships; coordination between the local level and the headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw, and reports to the Natinal-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.
He also advised the township health officers to browse internet page of MoHS every day for update information, to use email regularly, to manage lockdown areas and to check the needs of medical supplies.
The MoHS has imported the stay-at-home order in Insein, South Okkalapa, Thingangyun, Mingaladon, Kyimyindine, Thanlyin, Dala and Hlinethaya townships in Yangon Region; Mahaaungmye and Amarapura townships in Mandalay Region; Sittway Township in Rakhine State; Mawlamyine Township in Mon State; Maubin Township in Ayeyawady Region; Kawa Township in Bago Region and Phakant Township in Kachin State.
Medical officers from these townships reported the works on COVID-19 control measures.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein discussed her management on supplies and transport of medicines.
Permanent Secretary Professor Dr Thet Khaing Win, Director-General of Union Minister Office Dr Tha Tun Kyaw and Director-General of Public Health and Medical Services Department Dr Soe Oo presented their discussions.
The Union Minister concluded the meeting with necessary instructions and expressed his appreciations on the works of health workers in respective areas.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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