August 19, 2022
KCNA Pyongyang Times

All out in emergency anti-epidemic battle

Date: 18/05/2022 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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A proactive anti-epidemic campaign is going on in the DPRK by involving all the people in order to overcome the serious public health crisis.

The officinal medicines prepared by General Secretary Kim Jong Un’s family were sent to needy families in South Hwanghae Province.

The medicines, foodstuffs and daily necessities donated by officials of the departments of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, civil servants of ministries and national agencies and leading officials of provincial, city and county Party and power organs were also handed over to other families experiencing inconveniences in life.

Nearly 3 000 combatants in the medical sector of the Korean People’s Army established a well-organized system of work as befit the delegates of the Party Central Committee upon arrival at hundreds of pharmacies in the capital city of Pyongyang and launched into the procurement and supply of medicines under the 24-hour service system.

As leading officials in each province, city and county channel main efforts into the transport and distribution of medicines, they are being sent to all destinations in time, especially villages on remote islands and in frontline and mountainous areas.

Amid the intensive anti-epidemic campaign to completely block and eliminate the source of spread of the malignant epidemic, more than 1.428 million officials, lecturers and students in medical and anti-epidemic sectors are applying themselves to scientific and intensive examination and treatment in corresponding areas.

The central emergency epidemic prevention sector has established a new commanding system for organizing and conducting emergency anti-epidemic work on which hinges the security and destiny of the country and the people in a more intensive way and taken timely measures to settle issues arising in the work, while making an in-depth study and analysis of the situation and necessary preparations so as to rapidly respond to the ever-changing health crisis.

It also pushes ahead with the work to provide scientific and technological support for the collection, transport and test of analytes from persons with fever and set up more quarantine facilities to provide patients with sufficient treatment and living conditions.

Officials and researchers in the medical science research field have buckled down to the development and mass production of medicines effective for curing COVID-19 and the establishment of more rational diagnostic and curative methods.

Provincial, city and county emergency epidemic prevention sectors are supplying on a preferential basis such anti-epidemic articles as protective clothing and gloves, which they had stored up to provide against the world health crisis, to medical workers and preventive and curative institutions standing in the van of the campaign to ward off the malignant virus.

Nearly 500 rapid mobile teams are now engaged in epidemic prevention, confirmatory diagnosis of the infected, sending of them to hospitals and treatment of them across the country.

The hygienic and anti-epidemic institutions are actively conducting hygienic information activities for residents in accordance with the national standard treatment guide, while law enforcement organs are tightening legal supervision and control over possible negative practices.

Officials of Party and power organs at all levels are directing primary efforts into minimizing discomfort and other sufferings of locals and stabilizing their living conditions.

Food and vegetable convoys have been organized and kiosks set up in each ri and dong for the convenience of residents and lots of officials and working people are now working as volunteers all across the country.

In particular, every possible step is being taken to look after those engaged in the anti-epidemic campaign and needy families, while people join their minds and efforts and share affection as they display noble communist virtues and traits in all parts of the country.

Builders are stepping up as scheduled major construction projects for 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area and Ryonpho greenhouse farm and agricultural workers and helpers are doing the immediate farm work including rice-transplanting in a responsible manner while simultaneously pressing on with anti-epidemic and anti-drought campaigns.

The Cabinet and other state economic institutions are organizing and directing economic work scrupulously and producers in different economic sectors are working hard to boost production while maintaining a highly alert anti-epidemic posture.

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