Azerbaijan's Ministry of Health established 39 regional medical centers to combat coronavirus
- 06 July 2020
Nellie Veysova, head of the Baku Main Health Department, said in an online interview today that the Ministry of Health had taken a number of measures to strengthen the primary health care system in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. the Ministry told APA.
One of the steps taken to strengthen primary health services is the establishment of a working group under the Ministry of Health, which began its work on June 29, 2020. The activities of this group are directly managed by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Shiraliyev. The working group is represented by the management and leading specialists of the Baku Main Health Department and the Center for Public Health and Reforms.
At present, there are 87 medical institutions in Baku, consisting of city polyclinics for children and adults, joint city hospitals and health centers. By the decision of the leadership of the working group, 39 territorial medical centers were established on the basis of the territorial division subordinated to the Baku Main Health Department in order to combat COVID-19 covering those 87 medical institutions.
The main obligation of the established medical institutions is to ensure the examination and treatment of asymptomatic or mild symptoms infected with coronavirus at home. The duties of the working group under the Ministry of Health includes the proper organization of the work of the territorial medical centers, instructing staff, the management, coordination, monitoring, and quality control of the work process.