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Ministries of Health And Railways To Jointly Control Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's Ministry of Health and Ministry of Railways have jointly laid down cooperative management mechanisms for the control of infectious disease epidemics. China's Center for Disease Control will assign access accounts of the national infectious disease direct report network to railway technical centers and provide relevant training. The health management department under MOR may use its local area network to distribute daily, weekly and monthly analysis reports of the epidemic situation to its 18 disease prevention centers nationwide. MOR should notify MOH promptly if it takes major epidemic prevention and control measures based on the disease report network information or detects outbreaks. The rail authority should establish appropriate regulations to supervise its health centers and other intelligence receiving units. MOH, MOR and CDC will conduct annual reviews of the network reporting system usage. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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