A meeting of the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies was held on January 29 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, the State Emergency Service, the State Agency of Motor Roads, heads of the regional state administration and others.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to clearly determine the state's need for vaccines this year.
"Vaccination of people should begin in February. We have an approved National Plan, which defines 5 stages of vaccination. All this should be reflected in the Calendar Plan for this year, containing in particular, who, when and where will be able to get an effective vaccine against coronavirus for free," said Denys Shmyhal.
During the meeting, Deputy Minister of Health - Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Liashko presented the Calendar Plan for Vaccination of the Population in 2021.
The Chief State Sanitary Doctor also noted that the operational headquarters for combating vaccine-controlled infections at the Ministry of Health, based on opinion polls, set the projected number of vaccines for purchase in Ukraine at the level of 15 million additional doses.
According to Viktor Liashko, the cold chain in Ukraine can provide storage for any type of vaccine (from -70 ° C to + 8 ° C) that has already been registered.
The State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies has approved the relevant Calendar Plan.
Moreover, the participants discussed the elimination of the consequences of the weather deterioration on January 27-28. According to the SES, early forecasting of the cyclone by Ukrhydromettsentr allowed to minimize the negative consequences of the weather, ensured the sustainable operation of critical infrastructure facilities. More than 1,800 employees and 1,500 units of machinery were involved in the elimination of the weather effects.
The Prime Minister heard reports of representatives of the State Agency of Motor Roads on the situation with the clearing of roads, as well as the heads of the Odesa and Mykolayiv Regional State Administrations on the situation with the mitigation of the aftereffects of the snowstorms.
"Now every effort must be paid to restore electricity supply to the weather-affected settlements. This is the number one objective, so I call on the relevant authorities to do their utmost for these purposes," urged the Prime Minister.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the Prime Minister commissioned the heads of regional state administrations together with the regional road services to develop and submit a concept for the creation of vehicles rest areas.
In addition, the Prime Minister instructed the heads of regional state administrations together with the heads of territorial communities to organize a tour of people who are staying to get services by the social protection departments in settlements with blackouts due to worsening weather.