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Rules now being followed

Rules now being followed

Society
07 July 2020, 14:32 213
Most people wear masks, maintain social distance, and try not to gather in public
 

Since the beginning of the spread of COVID-19, the Azerbaijani government has taken prompt and serious measures in all directions. Thus, under the instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, decisive and prompt steps have been taken to stop the pandemic. To coordinate the activities of government agencies, and to implement the overall strategy, the Operational Headquarters was established under the Cabinet of Ministers. It is the proper organization of the work of the Operational Headquarters that has ensured the effective implementation of the strategy for the fight against the coronavirus and the prompt implementation of set tasks. As part of the fight against the coronavirus, firstly, the country's relations with the outside world have been limited, borders have been closed. Later, hospitals were identified for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, and in a short time more than 20 hospitals, including the "Yeni klinika", which meets the most modern standards, have been opened for coronavirus patients. Covering the regions, the country has begun construction of 10 modular hospitals with 2,000 beds, 5 of which have already been commissioned. Modern laboratories have been purchased, and in a short time, their number has reached 26. 
Additionally, the government provided technical support of all medical institutions, and the import of special equipment, medicines, tests. At the same time, more than 20,000 citizens were returned to the country, quarantined in 4-5 star hotels for their examination and treatment. The mobilization of health professionals to hospitals, their supply issues have been resolved, and salaries have been increased by 3-5 times. The production of protective equipment and disinfectants has been organized in our country eliminating problems in this area in a short time. In other words, the government has taken important steps to prevent the spread of the virus, to bring the health system and related infrastructure into line with the standards required for effective control of the coronavirus, to ensure economic sustainability, to strengthen social protection, and to inform and educate citizens. As a result of the strategy covering several areas, the health infrastructure focused on the fight against coronavirus in a short time, the activities of relevant government agencies have been skillfully coordinated, and very important issues have been resolved.
It should be noted that a very complex and large-scale work has been done on organizing the quarantine regime. Consistent and intensive work on communication with the public and awareness-raising has been carried out. Thus, the sorrowful situation in the most developed countries of the world as a result of these measures has not been observed in Azerbaijan. Today, Azerbaijan has shown the best results in terms of both infection and death rates. The work done by our country in this direction has been repeatedly noted by the World Health Organization (WHO), various international organizations, heads of state and government. However, despite the serious efforts of WHO and governments around the world, it has not been possible to stop or substantially localize the pandemic. Currently, the world is seriously suffering from the coronavirus, and all countries continue to fight the disease.
MP Aydin Mirzazadeh said that a lot of work is being done to combat the coronavirus. He stressed that it is unfair not to appreciate it. He noted that the work carried out by the state and relevant structures, as well as the people responsible for this work, is yielding serious results. "Daily cases have already stopped at a certain number, there is no increase. People are more aware of the dangers of coronavirus. I see it in the city when I go to buy food. The vast majority of people use medical masks and try to maintain social distance. However, I think that the pace of the struggle should not be slowed down, and the work in awareness-raising should be strongly considered. TV channels and our websites should voice a lot of materials and facts on the matter. At the same time, it is necessary to respond promptly to questions that are occasionally raised. For example, I appreciate the work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in this area. When someone posts a video showing unlawful actions on a social network or violates the quarantine regime, those people are immediately held accountable. They also share their confessions with the public,” he said.
According to Mirzazade, TABIB should show how they are fighting not only the coronavirus but also other diseases. "It seemed as if TABIB was only dealing with the coronavirus. After all, people struggle with other diseases. How are they treated? How is the main task regarding human health fulfilled? It is very important to share this with the public. I would like to see TV channels and websites broadcast the calls of well-known people. These proposals are additions to the main work. The main work is being done, and this work needs to be appreciated,” he added. 
 
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