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22 May 2020, 15:55

Andreichenko: Care homes should be under parliament's supervision

Vladimir Andreichenko
Vladimir Andreichenko

MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – Every MP should supervise care homes in his/her constituency, Chairman Vladimir Andreichenko said at a meeting of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus on 21 May, BelTA has learned.

A number of measures have been taken to minimize the spread of the virus in the nursing homes of the country. They have been isolated, with the staff working on a rotational schedule. Medical checkups are conducted on a daily basis. There is a sufficient stock of personal protective equipment and medicines. PPE and medications are provided including thanks to the efforts of MPs. “This work should be continued together with the executive authorities. I believe that care homes should be under the parliament's supervision,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.

He called upon MPs to monitor the situation, track emerging problems and involve business and the public if necessary.

There are 153 care homes in the country.

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