Meta meets with the Minister of Health: Protective measures should be increased for doctors

schedule15:12 - 7 Korrik, 2020

schedule 15:12 - 7 Korrik, 2020

As President Ilir Meta announced yesterday, he met today with the Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu. The Presidency announces that Meta held a meeting today with Manastirliu, for the current challenges of coping with the pandemic.

Minister Manastirliu informed President Meta that in accordance with the drafted strategy and proposals of the Technical Committee of Experts, measures have been taken to provide personal protective equipment, increase the testing capacity, hospital capacity and human resources.

“The strategy we are pursuing needs the cooperation of citizens to cope with the situation caused as a result of COVID-19. Only through the implementation of measures and protocols, through the personal example, we will be able to succeed together, even at this stage of pandemic “, – said Minister Manastirliu.

The Head of State, after assuring the Minister for his solidarity and full support for health institutions, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all doctors, nurses and support staff who are serving with maximum professionalism and dedication on the front lines.

President Meta stressed out the importance of supporting the health sector with the right budget, as well as the need to increase protective measures for doctors. The Head of State appealed to the importance of raising the awareness of the citizens for the observance of the instructions , for the maintenance of the physical distances and  wearing the masks, especially with the approach of the peak of the new tourist season.

The Head of State also underlined the need to strengthen close cooperation with all neighboring countries to take measures to prevent and further spread of COVID-19, in order to reopen land borders as soon as possible.

President Meta and Minister Manastirliu stressed out that “it is vital to increase the efficiency of safeguards through awareness, transparency, inclusiveness and increasing the spirit of cooperation, as the only major objective should be to protect the health of citizens and the national economy.”/