Turkmenistan plans to purchase a high-quality coronavirus vaccine. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated this during a working meeting with the Chairman of the Emergency Commission for combating the spread of diseases, Minister of health and medical industry Nurmuhammet Amannepesov.
"The head of state gave specific instructions on how to conduct organizational work on the purchase of new high – quality vaccines against coronavirus infection, currently produced in various States," the official material of the State news Agency of Turkmenistan reads.
The Turkmen leader instructed to study the situation in the world related to infectious diseases, maintain cooperation with international organizations in this direction, systematically provide the country with pharmaceutical and medical supplies, and replenish their reserves.
The head of state ordered to continue the production of protective masks, hygiene and disinfection products, and to replenish them by creating a reserve.
Among the important measures were also identified measures for medical examinations aimed at improving people's immunity, conducting preventive vaccination of the population against seasonal colds, and purchasing these funds in the required amount.
According to the Ministry of health and medical industry of Turkmenistan, there are currently 19 laboratories in Ashgabat and the velayats of the country that meet international standards for the detection of infectious diseases by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). They are equipped with diagnostic tools manufactured in the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey.
To provide the population with pharmaceutical and medical supplies, medicines were purchased for 10 million US dollars, which were used to prevent viral infection.
In addition, the country received 240 thousand doses of seasonal flu vaccines, vaccinated citizens at risk, and these works continue.