Union Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win meets public health officers from regions/states

The Ministry of Health and Sports held the coordination meeting between the Union Minister and States/Regions public health officers on 7 April in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, Union Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win said his ministry’s employees’ primary responsibility is to implement healthcare services to the people continuously. Officers of the Department of Public Health and Department of medical services are responsible for improving people’s health from their respective regions/states.
He added that all health workers must work together to prevent the collapse of the healthcare service system, including the country’s health administration, despite the incitements in various ways to disintegrate the healthcare system.
The Union Minister stressed the need to perform the duties of health profession and provide public health and patient care services following medical ethics, provide continued access to medicines for patients with TB and AIDS, improve the coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine, strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control activities, increase laboratory tests for suspected COVID-19 patients, and resume regular operations in people’s hospitals.
He said the ministry has been urging health workers to return to their workplaces to benefit patients starting from 8 February. He is proud of the health workers who are carrying out their duties despite the difficulties.
He highlighted the need to ensure any shortage of necessary medicines for patients and the oversupply of drugs in the hospital. Those arrangements are being made to provide the staff’s essential benefits, including dinner allowance for night duty staff in people’s hospitals. The Union Minister stressed the need for all health workers to work together to carry out their primary healthcare responsibility.—MNA

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