President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has chaired a videoconference meeting on the execution of judicial acts in the country.
Starting the event, the head of our state expounded on the situation related to the coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan.
Over the past 8 months, it was noted in particular, sufficient experience has been accumulated in combating COVID-19, healthcare workers have acquired the necessary skills to counter it.
Lockdown requirements were gradually relaxed in Uzbekistan while maintaining strict control over the virus distribution chain. However, in light of the situation around the world and the neighboring nations, the fight with this disease in Uzbekistan cannot be eased for a minute sincethe threat is far from disappearing, the President suggested.
To date, the number of coronavirus cases in our country has exceeded 70 thousand, almost 68 thousand people (96 percent) have recovered, and 599 (0.9 percent) have died.
Hokims, sector heads and decision-makers in the healthcare system have been assigned with a number of tasks.
First of all, they should constantly analyze and promptly react to the epidemiological situation accordingly. In particular, these leaders must, at least two days a week, deal exclusively with combating the pandemicin the area, hold staff meetings, and regularly report to the Republican Special Commission.
“I emphasize once again: this disease does not forgive indifference. But at the same time, we should continue to live and work well by building on the vast experience acquired and comprehensive conclusions made during the pandemic,” the head of state told the meeting participants.
In 89 venues throughout Uzbekistan, 17.5 thousand beds have been allocated for patients with COVID-19. Currently, 6,570 patients are being treated in these institutions. The bed capacity is loaded at 16 percent in Karakalpakstan, 10 percent in Khorezm, 11% in Kashkadarya, 19% in the Namangan region, and 38 percent in the country as a whole. Huge amounts of money are spent on the maintenance of these capacities.
In this sense, the responsible officials were instructed to thoroughly examine the state of hospitals designated for coronavirus treatment and take measures to optimize them.
A number of decrees and resolutions were adopted by the President seeking cardinal improvement of the education system and the advancement of the healthcare sector, and separate videoconferencemeetings were recently held on these two spheres.
“I am concerned about the execution of these decrees and resolutions, about how the hokims are organizing work in this direction. Unlesshokims work shoulder to shoulder with the modern-minded and self-sacrificing heads of regional public education and healthcare departments, they will hardly be able to further the goals we’ve put for ourselves,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The President insisted that the Chairman of Karakalpakstan Council of Ministers, hokims of regions and the city of Tashkent set a personal example to the lower-layer leaders in the realization of reforms, including those regarding school education and healthcare.