The central emergency anti-epidemic sector took urgent measures to block every possible inroad of an acute enteric disease and control and annihilate it as early as possible after it broke out in Haeju City and the Kangnyong County area in South Hwanghae Province.
Competent medical workers were dispatched from central-level hospitals to sterilize infected areas and conduct an intensive treatment campaign to cure patients in close collaboration with curative and preventive units in the areas.
All the health and hygienic anti-epidemic institutions across the country are working hard to take proper treatment measures by detecting the malignant epidemic in the early stage, while paying due attention to observing in advance enteric diseases caused by seasonal factors.
Rapid steps were taken to provide a relevant medical research institute with more than 20 kinds of equipment, appliances and reagents needed for more accurately identifying new mutated viruses including subgroup of o mutant virus and various testing methods have been put on a scientific and technological basis.
Progress was made in establishing an information management system for ensuring quadruple examinations to correctly predict the spread of the epidemic on a nationwide scale.
Positive efforts are being made to build quarantine wards with greater accommodation capacity, improved closure and treatment conditions and multiple functions in different parts of the country, while reconfirming quarantine days for those prone to the epidemic and standards for closure according to regions based on new criteria.
The central emergency anti-epidemic sector and the Ministry of Public Health dispatched specialists of different medical research institutions to primary preventive and curative units to correctly examine the efficiency and features of over 10 kinds of already developed antiviral medicines, in their efforts to perfect them through sufficient clinical trials.
The Cabinet and other state economic institutions map out long-term and phased plans to put the pharmaceutical and medical appliances-making industries on an advanced level, as part of their efforts to lay a material foundation so as to effectively cope with any health crisis, and scrupulously organize its implementation to this end.
The Pyongyang and Sunchon pharmaceutical factories and other major pharmaceutical producers step up production by setting it as an immediate goal to increase the production capacity of antibiotics, while fixing goals for modernization and providing a guarantee for achieving them.