The members of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for COVID-19, Ministry of Health completed the operationalization of COVID-19 Contingency Plans in all 20 districts. The team met with the Dzongkhag Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) members, health staff, Royal Bhutan Police, Bhutan Red Cross Society members, Desuups, BAFRA and Livestock officials of the respective districts. The team reviewed the District & hospital Contingency Plan and aligned to the National Preparedness & Response Plan (4th Ed.).
Further the team trained the health staff and stakeholders on the various SOPs related to COVID-19. The Worst Case Scenario Plan on COVID-19 was briefed. The team also inspected and verified the designated Isolation wards, Quarantine facilities, and Patient holding area.
This visit is expected to enhance the overall country’s preparedness and response measures for containment of COVID-19.