The Chinese authorities are trying by blockade to stop the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus throughout the country and prevent it from “traveling” abroad. As of January 25, according to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1300 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 41 lethal, have already been registered.
On Friday, Ukraine had recorded three cases of suspected coronavirus, Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska said. According to Our sources it became known that two cases were not confirmed, the latter – there is still a check. Several epidemiologists with whom the UA-Times talked with some uncertainty that the current domestic healthcare system is capable of starting to detect a new disease and quickly and block infection.
“In this regard, as part of the media reform in Ukraine, the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine was held, which included the Sanitary and Epidemiological Institutes, including earlier. Yak on the primary lance can be seen in the cow, what’s new for our residents? – shared with us his motives for health at the Ministry of Health. – We should not forget those territories that are not under the control of Ukraine, the state does not take preventive and anti-epidemic measures there, as well as the territory of the environmental protection zone, on which and between which large numbers of people are moving. Who will check them out? And this creates critical risks for the epidemic security of the state!”
The representative of the Directorate noted that under the current conditions, the civilian population throughout Ukraine is deprived of proper anti-epidemic protection due to the liquidation of the Institute of Chief State Sanitary Doctors, as well as the liquidation of other officials of institutions and bodies of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine, whose functions are prescribed in the current legislation in Ukraine.
“In the law that only the chief state sanitary doctor can declare an epidemic and restriction measures. But this position has been eliminated through reorganization! The successor has not received these powers under the law.”
The Ukrainian law “On ensuring the sanitary and epidemic well-being of the population” provides for a number of powers and exclusive competence of the main state sanitary doctors and officials of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service.
In particular: making a submission for a decision to appeal to the Cabinet of Ministers with a proposal to establish quarantine in the event of the introduction of a state of emergency in Ukraine or in its individual regions. Also, his competence includes making an idea about introducing special conditions and regimes in case of occurrence or threat of the emergence or spread of especially dangerous and dangerous infectious diseases, and making an idea about the removal from work, study, visiting preschool institutions of people who are carriers of infectious diseases pathogens, patients dangerous to people with infectious diseases, or people who have been in contact with such patients, as well as people who shy away from compulsory medical examination or vaccination.
“Of course, there is something our government should do with. But based on the situation, we are very lucky if the 2019-nCoV coronavirus bypasses our territories , ” At the same time , we are studying the symptoms of this new disease.