(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. Within the framework
of the 76th session of the World Health Assembly, the 5th meeting
of the Ministers of Health of the member states of the Economic
Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held under the chairmanship of
Minister of Health of Azerbaijan Teymur Musayev, trend reports.
"In 2010, Baku hosted the first meeting of health ministers of
the ECO member countries. This year, our country, using its mandate
of chairmanship in the ECO, invites the member countries of the
Organization to discuss the realities of post-pandemic recovery,
exchange experience in this direction and to closer cooperation,"
Musayev noted that over the past 15 years, constructive work has
been done to strengthen the potential of domestic healthcare and
medical science, more than 700 medical institutions have been built
and overhauled. In addition, emphasis is placed on the formation of
continuous professional education of medical personnel.
The minister also spoke about the consequences of the COVID-19
pandemic and, at the same time, about the experience gained. It was
noted that shortly after the start of the pandemic, the Azerbaijani
Government created a working group to coordinate the activities of
state bodies in the fight against COVID-19. At the same time,
strict quarantine measures were introduced, the number of
laboratories for quarantine examination was increased several
times, modular-type hospitals were put into operation, and other
necessary steps were taken. At the same time, to support the fight
against coronavirus, Azerbaijan made a voluntary financial
contribution to the WHO in the amount of $10 million, of which $5
million were allocated directly to Iran, and also donated 150,000
doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Non-Aligned Movement member
"It is time to think about post-pandemic recovery. The general
revival is directly related to the gradual recovery of the
economies of our countries. From this point of view, it is very
important to expand cooperation between the ECO member countries,"
the minister added.
As a result of the meeting, the "Updated action plan for
cooperation in the field of healthcare for 2016-2025" was
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