State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who chairs the National Central Committee for COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment, held a video conference from the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw with persons concerned who were combatting COVID-19 in Magway Region yesterday.
The discussion was participated by Dr Khin Mar Lwin from Salay station hospital in Chauk Township, Joint Secretary U Aye Ko Ko from the Shwe Parami Education Foundation and Village-tract Administrator U Tint Lwin from Aunglan Township.
The participants presented awareness programmes— especially in the villages with returnees from foreign countries, healthcare services for 91 returnees at the five community based facility quarantine sites in the area of Salay station hospital and spraying of disinfectants.
They also discussed about donations of cash assistance and medical equipment provided by the private business firms at the Magway People’s Hospital and Minbu People’s Hospital for health workers.
They also talked about the return of 150 migrant workers from Aunglan Township and Sinpaungwe Township, who were stranded at the Chinese factories. These workers were welcomed at the Chinshwehaw border crossing station. They received medical tests and were accommodated at the facility quarantine centre in Bolukone village school.
In her discussions, the State Counsellor expressed her concerns about home quarantine as it needs to strictly follow the rules to prevent transmission of disease to other family members and communities.
The last death was due to domestic infection. She added that rural development was fundamental to national development.
The State Counsellor discussed the needs of hand speakers for COVID-19 awareness campaigns and latest information, public criticism to the administrative sector, and efforts to acquire their support.
She emphasized possible challenges for those who will complete their quarantine period in the coming weeks. They need to continue living according to healthcare guidelines, as some of them will begin to show symptoms of infection.
The State Counsellor suggested safety measures for health workers, the role of civil society organizations to serve as go-betweens the administration and common people, and the need for coordinated efforts to overcome COVID-19 crisis.
She highlighted to practice the motto ‘All for One and One for All’, the death of a 63-year-old patient at the North Okkalapa Hospital in Yangon, who had chronic diseases of high blood pressure and diabetes.