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Kyrgyz Health Ministry developing new plan against COVID-19

by September 13, 2021 Health

The Ministry of Health and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan is developing a new interagency plan against COVID-19 for 2021-2023.

The press service of the Health Ministry reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) supported an off-site working meeting with the participation of specialists from departments of the Ministry of Health and Social Development, representatives of state bodies responsible for prevention and control of COVID-19.

The main task of the meeting was to develop an action plan against COVID-19 for 2021-2023 to mitigate the risk of spread of the infection. Thus, the draft developed plan includes institutional capacities to improve preparedness and response to COVID-19, as well as to future public health threats.

At the end of the meeting, Deputy Health Minister of Kyrgyzstan Zhalalidin Rakhmatulaev said that by implementing the plan developed today, the epidemiological risk of coronavirus infection in 2022-2023 will be minimized.

“We must learn certain lessons from the current situation in order to improve preparedness to combat not only COVID-19, but also future outbreaks of infectious diseases. It is especially important to improve interagency coordination to strengthen the country’s capacity to deal with such crises,” he said.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency