14 September 2021
The Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Vice-Senior General Soe Win addressed the 12th meeting of COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities at Bayintnaung Villa in Nay Pyi Taw Monday morning.
Speaking at the meeting, the Vice-Senior General said he attended the meeting on behalf of the Head of State, the infection rate declining; all need to energetically strive for reduction of the infection rate to reach the safety level, oxygen contribution and construction of oxygen plants in regions and states, some local and foreign organizations commit disturbance against the treatment of COVID-19 patients and the vaccination process, spreading misinformation about vaccination and disturbing the vaccination work process on the ground, committing grenade attacks and threats on volunteers and people not to join the vaccination process, These were unacceptable Bio terrorist acts. On one hand, it violates individual rights.
They are being exposed and taken severe action against them.
Moreover, security will be tightened continuously. It is necessary to violently prevent and respond to those who undermine the prevention, control and treatment activities of COVID-19.
Next, meeting participants reported on infection of COVID-19 in regions and states, recoveries, treatment for patients at hospitals, conditions of hospitals and centres which have prepared to admit confirmed patients and suspects, vaccination to health staff and remaining numbers, arrivals of 4 million units of vaccine from China on 12 September, arrangements to send the vaccines to regions and states, progress of vaccination, remaining number of people, need of cooperation in systematic vaccination, progress of vaccinating the people of above 55 years old in the process including those with disability and members of EAOs, contacts for purchase of vaccines, potentials to arrive 10 million units of vaccines purchased from China in September, 10 more million units in October and four million units in November, donations of vaccines, medicines and humanitarian aids from ASEAN and dialogue partner countries, production of COVID-19 vaccines at home to distribute through ready to full system, further running of relief flights to call back Myanmar citizens abroad, destruction of communication towers by terrorists and progress of repairing, and treatment for infected people at military hospitals and military units. In his concluding speech, the Vice-Senior General said as already arrived vaccines will further be distributed; a large volume of remaining vaccine stock may cause difficulty to new arrivals for storage in the cold chains.
If the vaccines cannot be stored properly, they will be damaged.
It is necessary to vaccine the people in respective target groups in townships. In the vaccination process, some people do not have IDs and lose IDs in some regions, chief ministers need to form vaccination teams with some officials from the Pan Khin Project to ensure the correctness of statistics on the vaccination process and contribute to the soonest completion of Pan Khinn Project.
It is necessary to assign the health staff only to vaccinate the people despite the cooperation of private associations. Although the number of COVID-19 patients declines at hospitals, these hospitals need to prepare rooms for emergency treatment for other patients at any time.
The current infection rate reaches just 8 per cent but preparations must be made for future processes, and reports must be sent to the emergency response committee and the central committee on the current situation of the disease.
-- End --