Covid-19 Prevention Measures in Kayin State Medicinal Plant Resource Center
The following safety and health standards have been implementing in our Kayin State Medicinal Plant Resource Center aligned with the objectives of World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 infections in our workplace;
1. Emphasize to all staffs and workers on everyday actions to stay healthy such as;
a. Eating nutritious and well-cooking food.
b. Drinking plenty of fluids and avoid alcoholic beverages.
c. Increasing the body’s resistance by having adequate rest and at least eight hours of sleep and
d. Exercising regularly.
2. Covid-19 prevention practice on the Ferry.
a. Spraying with sodium hypochlorite in the entire of the staff ferry before pick up for all staffs.
b. Ensure that face masks and /or hand gel are available on the Ferry.
c. Staffs who are going to work must wear the surgical mask on the Ferry.
d. Seating at the minimum 2-meter radius space (side, back and front) between staffs on the Ferry.
e. Displaying the posters with the message for Covid-19 preventions on the Ferry.
3. Health check before entering to the workplace
a. Checking and recording body temperature (< 37.5 ̊C) and health symptoms questionnaire (Sore throat, Dry cough, Fever, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, body aches, Nasal congestion or diarrhea) to all staffs, workers and visitors at the entrance gate. b. Briefing on Covid-19 preventions to all staffs and workers before entering to their workplace by administrator. 4. Inside the workplace
a. Cleaning and disinfecting all works areas and frequently handled objects such as door knobs, handles, windows, tables and chairs after every use of the area and before as well as at the end of the work day.
b. Wearing face masks at the all times and remove the same only when eating/drinking.
c. Providing face masks and hand gel for staffs and workers.
d. Working in the isolated areas at least 2meters and it’s well ventilating and must be disinfected frequently.
e. Providing sufficient clean water and soap in all toilets.
f. Encouraging all staffs and workers to wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
g. Disposing used tissues, masks and gloves properly.
h. Making meeting with online to avoid prolongation face to face interaction between staffs with a minimum number of staff in short duration.
5. Kitchen and canteen
a. Cleaning and disinfecting canteen and kitchen areas regularly.
b. Not allowing conversation with mask off during meal time and having the meal in the isolated areas.
6. Staffs’ dormitory
a. Checking and recording body temperature (< 37.5 ̊C) and health symptoms questionnaire (Sore throat, Dry cough, Fever, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, body aches, Nasal congestion or diarrhea) to all staffs who are staying in the dormitory. 7. Developing a contingency plan in the event that a staff or worker is suspected as having Covid-19 such as;
a. Proceeding immediately the staff or worker to the isolation area designated in the workplace and never remove his/her mask.
b. Contacting and report to the local health authorities or nearest hospital.
c. Wearing appropriate PPEs if needed to transport of the affected staff or worker to the nearest hospital.
d. Limiting the number of people who have contact with the suspected staff or worker and they shall go on 28days home quarantine with specific instructions from clinic staff on monitoring of symptoms and possible next steps.
e. Decontaminating with appropriate disinfectant at the affected areas (e.g. Sodium Hypochlorite and 70% ethyl alcohol) and don’t allow to entre others until disinfecting process.
f. Promoting regular teleworking such as emergency call tree.
g. Appropriate Follow the advice and instruction of clinic staffs and health department.
h. Working from home at the lock down condition if confirmed case.
i. Taking permission of State Health Department whether office reopen or not from Lock Down Condition.