Friday 13 November 2020
The National Control Centre (NCC) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has commenced a nationwide assessment of the logistical needs of the health facilities to adequately respond to COVID-19 cases.
The aim of the assessment is to identify the gaps in supplies and logistics and agree on steps to address the needs.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said the assessment would involve seeking views from stakeholders involved in COVID-19 response and visiting health facilities to asses their supply management.
“So far, the logistics team from the NCC has carried out assessment in four provinces, which includes Southern Highlands, Enga, Western Highlands and Jiwaka.
“ It is aimed to complete the nationwide assessment next month and come up with the recommendations on how best assistance can be given to respective provinces,” Mr Manning added.
Meanwhile, PNG has 600 COVID-19 cases, with seven known COVID-19 deaths.
Fifteen provinces (including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville) have confirmed COVID-19 cases:
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Globally, since the start of the outbreak, there have been 51,848,261 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to WHO, with 1,280,868 deaths.
There was an increase of 579,253 new cases and 9,668 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
In the Western Pacific Region, there has been a total of 783,547 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
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