Officials have confirmed a total of 50 deaths and more than 1.21 million cases of fever since the end of April
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has criticized top public health officials for their actions “Irresponsible Work Attitude” In the midst of a growing outbreak of Covid-19, the country’s military has been instructed to stabilize the situation.
Speaking at an emergency politburo meeting on Sunday, Kim Jong-un issued an order “People’s Army involves strong military medical forces to stabilize the immediate supply of medicines in Pyongyang.”According to the state-run KCNA.
It is unclear how the military will be involved in the nationwide effort to prevent the spread of the virus But Kim specifically emphasized the need “Correct the weak points of the drug supply system and take strong measures for drug delivery.”
The order came after Kim complained that the drugs had been released from state stockpiles “Residents were not properly supplied through the pharmacy on time.” He blamed civilian officials responsible for the epidemic “I am just talking about the consciousness of serving people with devotion without being able to recognize the current crisis properly.”
Fighting continues with North Korea “Explosive” Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during late April, with a “Emergency Quarantine System” And last week a nationwide crackdown was introduced. Authorities have confirmed that at least one patient died carrying the Covid-19 Omicron variant, but officials have stopped blaming any other case for the virus behind the global pandemic without a public testing and vaccination program.
The official death toll rose to 50 on Sunday, with the total number of infected people exceeding 1,213,550. About 648,630 people have recovered, while at least 564,860 are in quarantine or receiving medical treatment, according to a bulletin published by state media.
To date, most deaths have been attributed to inappropriate drug prescriptions, overdoses and other cases. “Neglect” By health workers. About 1.3 million North Koreans have reportedly been mobilized to help“Health Information Services, Testing and Treatment,” When the Ministry of Health is compiling appropriate treatment “Guidelines, Procedures and Strategies.”