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Material and Technical Foundation Consolidated to Cope with Health Crisis

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) -- Greater efforts are exerted to ensuring mobility and maintaining a state of mobilization in the implementation of the state epidemic prevention policy on a nationwide scale in the DPRK.

The central emergency epidemic prevention sector dynamically carries on the operation and guidance to make every field and unit ensure the material and technical supply for anti-epidemic work under the condition of a state emergency.

The relevant sectors and units, including the Cabinet, the State Planning Commission and the Ministry of Public Health, propel the work to build up the foundation of pharmaceutical and medical instrument industries, produce enough materials for the epidemic prevention and satisfy the demand for equipment, reagent and expendables necessary for the test of the new strains of corona virus so as to actively cope with the health crisis.

A process for production of anti-epidemic supplies has been reinforced while nationwide efforts are concentrated on enough provision of raw materials.

The February 8 Vinalon Complex, the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory, the Kangso Sprayer Factory, the Nampho Medical Appliance Factory, etc. are revitalizing the production of various kinds of disinfectants, knapsack-style sprayers and other anti-epidemic and medical equipment and materials.

The public health organs across the country have produced different kinds of antiseptic solution to be sent to the units in their regions.

The academic study group is deepening the work to analyze the cause of failure to respond in time to the spread of the malignant epidemic at the beginning of its outbreak and the course of treatment of it and to rapidly cope with the changing anti-epidemic situation.

The Cabinet and ministries, national institutions and emergency anti-epidemic organs do their utmost to minimize the people's inconvenience and sufferings and stabilize their living and curb and eradicate the spread of the epidemic in the shortest period.

Timely measures have been adopted while reviewing the issues arising in fixing the prices of medicines, ensuring the mobility and balance of supply and guaranteeing the people's livelihood every day.

Careful organization is made for the smooth supply of consumer goods, foodstuff and cooking fuel to inhabitants by enhancing the responsibility and role of tens of thousands of members involved in the mobile service teams.

The Pyongyang Children's Foodstuff Factory is giving priority to the supply of raw materials to increase the production of baby milk powder, and measures for the supply of milk powder are taken in provinces, cities and counties.

Rapid mobile anti-epidemic teams and rapid checkup and treatment groups are on permanent standby to ensure the proactive treatment of fever cases at the soonest time.

Steps were taken for the intensive treatment of serious patients currently under treatment or for new cases, and an itemized and detailed measure for thorough quarantining, treatment and medical observation of confirmed cases and close contacts and those who did not experience the course of the malignant epidemic.

Emergency anti-epidemic units at all levels are actively pushing ahead with the practical work to guarantee perfection in implementing the state epidemic prevention policy by diligently observing the change in the epidemic prevention situation. -0-

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