TURKMENISTAN INTENSIFIES PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

During the working meeting held on the 30th of January 2020, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave valuable instructions on the issues of prevention of the diseases and enhancement of the medical services provided to the population.

Also, during the given session in participation of the Deputies of the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, hyakims of the regions and the capital, heads of the military and law enforcement agencies, relevant ministries and departments, as well as the Extraordinary Commission on combatting the spread of diseases, the aspects of developing the strategy on the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases were discussed.

Taking into account the potential threats from the spread of new types of infectious diseases, all necessary preventive measures are being taken in Turkmenistan to prevent possible diseases due to coronavirus.

Given the development of international contacts, the geographical location, the growth of the tourism industry of Turkmenistan, as well as to avoid the entry of any dangerous infections into the country, appropriate measures were taken under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan. So, on January 8 of this year, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan issued an order "On measures aimed at identifying symptoms and treatment of pulmonary diseases of unknown etiology."

Also, on January 20, a meeting of the Extraordinary Commission on combatting the spread of diseases was held. During the meeting, the whole range of preventive measures taken to combat the spread of diseases was considered, including the work in the country's medical institutions to improve the skills of specialists and to strengthen sanitary and epidemiological surveillance.

To protect the country's territory from the importation and spread of the disease, control in sanitary-quarantine centers and regional sanitary-epidemiological services has been strengthened in border regions. Also, control is carried out on persons coming from the states where the virus is detected. The country has taken all measures to provide the necessary medicines and medical supplies.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan