Health Minister meets WHO RepresentativeSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Today, April 6, Minister of Health S.Enkhbold had a meeting with Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Mongolia Sergey Diorditsa to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in the country and control efforts.
The Health Minister thanked the WHO for providing supports at this time when the daily COVID-19 infection rate is on the rise. WHO Representative Sergey Diorditsa said the organization would do as much as possible to support the Ministry of Health that is working at full capacity.
The WHO has been giving specific recommendations to countries based on its studies across the world. The organization has been working together with the government and health ministry of Mongolia over the last year, regularly giving advice and information on COVID-19 response actions and cooperating for necessary measures. The sides underscored that they would continue to cooperate and take necessary measures in that manner.
The Ministry of Health has been issuing prompt decisions on account of the COVID-19 situation. It has been doing weekly planning and taking measures on the issues regarding the number of hospital beds and health workers. Minister S.Enkhbold said that efforts are underway to do the planning and take actions without disruptions in basic health care provision.
Noting that the organization will keep providing recommendations and assistance, the WHO Representative asked the Ministry to address the difference in quarantine lengths in the capital city and rural areas.
The sides agreed on the necessity of paying greater attention to the monitoring of COVID-19 patients in home isolation and preparations for transfer to the hospital in case their conditions worsen, and discussed actions they are taking in those efforts.