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Hanoi (VNA) – The ASEAN Centre of Military Medicine (ACMM) held a teleconference in Hanoi on May 7 to discuss a joint drill on COVID-19 prevention and control mechanisms.

The event was presided over by Director of the General Department of Logistics’s Military Medical Department Maj. Gen. Nguyen Xuan Kien, who is also head of the ACMM Board of Directors.

Participants shared the view that the complicated developments of the pandemic around the world and in ASEAN member states require their medical forces to exert efforts to contain it.

They agreed on scenarios and activities for the drill to review ASEAN military medical forces’ experience in coping with the pandemic. They also looked into the building of an action plan to improve their readiness based on the World Health Organisation’s advice.

Delegates also discussed ways to enhance cooperation in scientific research and expertise sharing, thus determining collaboration mechanisms between ASEAN military medical forces and other organisations in the field./.