A Summary of Effective Management of COVID-19 in Iran Collaboration of Civil and Defense forces.
January-June 2020 Volume: 13 Issue: 2
Ali Karami: is a professor of Molecular Biology (Medical Biotechnology), Genetic Engineering and Bioinformatic Research Center of Molecular Biology, Baqyiatallah University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran1 On 30 December 2019, a cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown origin emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China which soon spread across the world. (1) From the first COVID-19 case in Iran, the Iranian President ordered health minister to set up a national committee for managing the coronavirus epidemic. In his decree, President urged the Iranian Health Minister to use all his power to prevent the spread of coronavirus as well as uproot it from the country. In response to the COVID-19 situation, Iran established a National Corona Virus Management Committee (NCVMC). The NCVMC consists of ministers of road and urban development, interior, education, science, tourism, and culture, as well as chief of staff of Iran's Armed Forces, head of budget and planning organization, IRIB chief, Iran's Attorney-General, head of pilgrimage and hajj organization, government spokesman and police chief. The committee is responsible to hold meetings, make policies in presenting services on health, treatment, and pharmaceutical field, and inform people.