President Moon Jae-in held a two-hour meeting with defense experts at the Blue House from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, and listened to opinions on preventing the spread of new coronavirus infection.
※ Participants: Jung Ki-hyun (Director of National Medical Center), Lee Jong-gu (former director of Disease Control Division), Lee Jae-gap (Hallym University Infection Internal Medicine), Um Joong-sik (Gachon University Infection Internal Medicine), Choi Bo-ryul (Hanyang University Preventive Medicine), Kim Hong-bin (Seoul National University Internal Medicine)
President Moon Jae-in said, “I would like to evaluate the current prevention measures in all stages from quarantine to prevention of the spread of community infections, and listen to the opinions of the best infectious disease experts in Korea.” The response from now is more important. ”
Experts presented their experiences and findings to prepare for the new coronavirus infection based on field experience. The meeting was held for more than one hour.
Experts first commented that it is important to reduce the number of patients entering the country so that our medical capacity is affordable.
Experts also suggested that the function of the Centers for Disease Control should be strengthened, and that there would be a need for role sharing and cooperation and cooperation between the Centers for Disease Control and local governments.
Experts also said that it is difficult to deal effectively with medical staff's work with nationally designated hospital beds and screening clinics.
Experts commented that the ability to analyze and share information related to new coronavirus infections is important, and that the information analysis function needs to be strengthened within the Center for Disease Control. In addition, we strengthened the international cooperation function of crisis analysis to emphasize the importance of responding to infectious diseases based on data.
Experts suggested that the clinical network of confirmed patient care institutions need to be activated to facilitate policy and administrative communication at the Centers for Disease Control and the provision of professional information from private health workers. Today's meeting also discussed long-term measures, including the development of therapeutics and vaccines.
Experts also stressed that "the most important thing people should do is follow the rules for preventing new coronavirus infections, such as washing their hands."
President Moon Jae-in suggested that the new test law shortened the period of test reagent development. Please join us in the Centers for Disease Control and support the cooperation between private and public institutions. ” He also instructed the state council to attend the heads of relevant local governments to strengthen cooperation and cooperation between the central government and local governments. He also said, "Use all the resources the government can mobilize to respond."
February 2, 2020
Cheong Wa Dae, spokesman
World Health Organization (#WHO) @WHO