Kazakh president orders measures to protect population against Ebola
Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov.14
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to pay close attention to the protection of the population from common infections, such as tuberculosis, anthrax, brucellosis, and Ebola virus at the meeting of the Security Council, the presidential press service said Nov.14.
The president said that it is necessary to pay close attention to the protection of the population against various infections and take appropriate actions. The responsibilities of public authorities and their actions should be clearly defined and coordinated.
Kazakh President said that the current relative prosperity should not be a reason for complacency, because openness to the world and extensive trade and economic relations of Kazakhstan and the mobility of citizens create potential channels for the penetration of dangerous infections into the country.
"Despite the measures taken to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis, this disease continues to require attention at the state level," said the statement. "In this regard, it is important to ensure complete detection of all cases of tuberculosis and severely punish the concealment of facts. Kazakh President also set a target to enhance the interaction and information exchange of cross-border risks and threats to biological safety with other countries and the World Health Organization."
In addition, the president instructed to inform about safety precautions of Kazakh citizens traveling on business and personal matters in the countries disadvantaged in terms of dangerous diseases.