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MSWRR to draw project plan for COVID-19 prevention, control at IDP camps

March.25.2020 (UEHRD Related news)

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye attends the coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a coordination meeting yesterday on drafting a project plan for prevention, control and treatment of the Coronavirus infection at the internally displaced persons-IDP camps.

Speaking at the meeting, the project plan is aimed at quickly responding to the possible COVID-19 infection at the IDP camps as the disease can spread rapidly.According to the statistics in January, 2020, there are 128 IDP camps with a total population of 184,333 in 24 townships in Kachin State, Kayin State, Shan State and Rakhine State. “Regarding the project, it is important to disseminate knowledge on prevention and control the Coronavirus infection not only to those living at the IDP camps but also for those taking administrative duty at the camps,” said Dr Win Myat Aye.

The Union Minister also called on local and foreign volunteers from the humanitarian aid organizations to follow the advice of the health authorities.

He also stressed the need to be ready for providing quarantine services to the suspected patients and to provide health care services by the health workers from the Ministry of Health and Sports. The participants of the meeting also discussed management for receiving and distribution of sanitary things, medicines and medical equipment for preventing and control of the infectious disease at the IDP camps.

Source : MOSWRR

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