P5/Strat. No.29: Managing and Coordinating Efforts to Limit The Impact of COVID-19 on The Population
Guidelines and Criteria
Manage and coordinate efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the impact of COVID-19 on the populace
Targeted approach for purchasing of PPE and COVID-19 tests;
Public Education Campaign and Protocols developed;
Mental Health Campaign;
Increase compliance and digitization of vaccination;
A streamlined approach to Telemedicine
Special guidelines to apply for each intervention
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Targeted approach for purchasing of PPE and COVID-19 tests- Ongoing:
Legend created to track stock levels for testing materials and PPE. The Legend also projects quantities and cost for 3 months and 6 months with a 25% and 50% increase scenario. Data is
Public Education Campaign and Protocols developed- ongoing:
Public education campaign on going – MOT assisting with the compiling of protocols in to one document with infographics. Additionally, monies were allocated for Bureau of Health to fund
campaign to continue awareness on COVID-19 protocols.
Mental Health Campaign- ongoing:
PAHO developing a comprehensive plan with MOHW - rollout date TBC/but physicians and nurses have been trained and are being equipped in the community to provide services from
Increase compliance and digitization of vaccination - ongoing:
Implementation of digitising project to complete the transfer of data from 9 Wellness centres continues in February 2021. The finalisation of the MOU with Private Pediatricians is scheduled for
25th February 2021. This will allow for the sharing of information and proper access to SLUHIS to input data.
A streamlined approach to Telemedicine - ongoing:
SLMDA has provided the ministry with their policy intervention. Next steps - MOHW to prepeare a policy document on Telemedicine as a foundation for drafting legislation.
Source: Ministry of Health and Wellness, Procurement Unit