KP Govt Develops Multi-sector Outbreak Plan
Umer Jamshaid 4 months ago Tue 10th July 2018 | 06:44 PM
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is going to be the first province in Pakistan to develop a permanent multi-sector outbreak plan providing for tickling any and every health emergency and the outbreak of any epidemic disease across the Province.
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jul, 2018 ) :Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is going to be the first province in Pakistan to develop a permanent multi-sector outbreak plan providing for tickling any and every health emergency and the outbreak of any epidemic disease across the Province.
The Plan brings together all sector partners, Provincial Government departments and organizations with the Health Department providing for constant and instant vertical and horizontal contacts and coordination.
The Plan was finalized in a two-day workshop organized with the help and guidance of Public Health England opened in Islamabad, said a press release issued here. Representatives of almost all Provincial Government departments and organizations as well as national and international organizations related to public health like National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) are participating.
The objectives of the workshop were as to gain a common understanding of the rational for and utility of the Plan, to present an overview of the present Integrated Diseases Surveillance Reporting (IDSR).
It was also about outbreak response process, identify gaps in the present system of outbreak response, to bitterly understand the roles and responsibilities of each sector in an outbreak at the Provincial, District and Federal level, to demonstrate through 'walk-through scenarios' applications and above all to present and gain consensus on the proposed/draft Multi-Sector Outbreak Plan.
Besides representatives of the Public Health England Dr.Anne Wilson, Dr.M Salter and Dr.Asif Bettani, senior officials of different sub-sectors of Health, PublicHealth, Home, Environment, Information and public sector universities areactively participating in the workshop.