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Medical Facilities to Conduct Self-Examinations of Readiness for Ebola

On October 16, 2014, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission issued a directive requiring that, by October 31, hospitals, clinics, and emergency centers are to complete a self examination of their readiness for handling Ebola. 

The self examination should include whether a collaborative mechanism has been established to issue alerts, share data, and identify responsibilities across provinces and departments. The following should also be examined: whether hospitals that have been designated to provide treatment for Ebola patients have adequate facilities and equipment including protective supplies; whether they have isolation centers where they can observe those who have contact with Ebola patients; whether all medial staff that will be involved in providing treatment, care, inspection, cleaning, and disinfection have adequate experience to protect themselves; and whether a process has been established to pre-examine and segregate fever patients while protecting medial staff involved in the pre-examination. 
Source: Xinhua, October 16, 2014