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Health and epidemiological monitoring to be reinforced in regions with martial law

Departments for response actions during emergency situations and International Health Regulations are working in enhanced regime in ten regions
18:48, 30 November 2018
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Health and epidemiological monitoring will be increased in the conditions of martial law introduced in ten regions of Ukraine. The press office of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported.

It is reported that the population would be receiving all necessary medical services, as usual. The working regime of medical facilities remains unchanged.

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‘In particular, the medical facilities do vaccination against infectious diseases, provide drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis and HIV infections, give advice on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, allows to order and conduct appropriate laboratory and instrumental studies in laboratory centers,’ reads the message.

Meanwhile, the regions where martial law is introduced environmental monitoring to be enhanced and all objects of the unified state system of civil protection are setting at ready. Besides, the structure of the Public Health Center is working in enhanced mode for response actions during emergency situations and International Health Regulations.

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Earlier the order, which introduces the updated decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the imposing of the martial law, was published by the press service of the President of Ukraine.

The updated decision states that martial law is imposed in Ukraine starting at 14:00, November 26 for 30 days until December 26, 2018.

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The President of Ukraine assured that martial law would not entail restrictions on the people’s rights and won’t affect the date for holding the presidential elections. The Ukrainian Parliament has already scheduled the elections for March 31, 2019. The martial law should be expired on December 26, the President claimed that he is not intended to prolong it.

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