On October 25, representatives of the UN office in Turkmenistan and members of the Turkmen government discussed progress in the implementation of the Plan for Preparedness and Response to Acute Infectious Diseases, according to the organization's website .
The meeting participants discussed the results achieved, including strengthening the capacity of health workers, developing effective measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic, vaccination against COVID-19, bringing treatment protocols in line with international standards and accelerating the exchange of information on strengthening measures at checkpoints.
In addition, the planned budget and supplies to Turkmenistan of medical equipment, medicines and vaccines required under the program were considered.
Representatives of the Turkmen government said that so far more than 72% of the country's residents from the target group have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine ( obviously, this means people over 18 years old who have no contraindications - HT ).
On October 26, an online survey for the country's residents on the public awareness of the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination against it was published on the Twitter page of the UN Turkmen office .
Among other things, the UN office hopes to receive data on the number of vaccinated, sources of information about the epidemic and fears of citizens who do not want to be vaccinated.
You can take part in the survey by following the link .
The fact that such a survey was carried out obviously indicates the unreliability or lack of statistical data on the number of people infected, recovered, died and vaccinated, which should be kept by the government of Turkmenistan.
In early October, UNDP announced that a Russian expert was holding a consultation for the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan on the creation of an electronic register of vaccinated residents of the country.
The database is expected to help determine the coverage of the vaccinated population and plan the supply of vaccines to Turkmenistan. This also indicates the difficulty of keeping statistics on those vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan