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Govt implements COVID-19 prevention plans at IDP camps, conflict shelters

April.20.2020


Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses on video conference with Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung and officials from local government and the ministry.

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye discussed implementation of the COVID-19 prevention plans at the camps for internally displaced persons and the conflict shelters in Rakhine State and other areas.

The meeting on video conferencing yesterday was taken part by Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung and officials from local government and the ministry.

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discussed the preventive and response plan is being implemented since 28 March, and it has covered all the IDP camps and conflict shelters in Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, Kayin and Chin states, and he called for preparing project reports on this programme.

He added his office has allowed addition aid to the existing social welfare fund for the elderly persons, the pregnant woman and their infants up to two years, while plans are underway to provide the cash for nutrition for the senior citizens between aged 60 and 85 during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Union Minister advised on following the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Sports, travel restrictions, social distancing and choosing hospitals for possible cases.

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu held talks on preparations for quarantine sites and hospitals, followed by the discussions of senior officials on coordination plans among local healthcare centres, hospitals, the Disaster Management Department, the Red Cross Society and social organizations on the availability of cloth face masks, soap, water and hand sanitizers, water basins, thermometers, disinfectants, cleaning toilets, supplies of foods and cash funds for pregnant women at the IDP camps in Chin and Shan states.

They also discussed awareness programmes on the disease, humanitarian aid and participations of volunteers and civil societies.

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